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Fri 27 Jun 2008, 7:30pm

Where: San Fran, 171 Cuba St, Wellington

Listed by: Vinay


No Use for a Name (sometimes abbreviated NUFAN) is a punk rock band from San Jose, California, United States, formed in 1987 by Tony Sly, Steve Papoutsis, Rory Koff, and Chris Dodge. The band's sound has evolved considerably through its career, taking on a much lighter and poppier brand of melodic punk as the years passed.

The band was first featured on Maximum Rock n Roll's 1987 Turn it Around compilation, with the song "Gang Way." A year later the band's self-titled debut EP was released on Woodpecker Records. Their second EP, Let 'em Out, was released a year later through Slap A Ham Records. Chris Dodge left the band after the release of "Let 'em Out".

NUFAN's debut album, Incognito, was released in 1990 through New Red Archives. Chris Dodge rejoined on second guitar, and they released their second album Don't Miss the Train in 1992 before signing up with Fat Mike's label Fat Wreck Chords in 1993. During this year Chris Dodge left the line-up, and was replaced with guitarist Robin Pfefer, who took over on lead guitar so Sly could concentrate on singing and stick to rhythm. No Use for a Name also released its first record on Fat this year, The Daily Grind, which turned out to be a highly successful album.

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