Refuse Resist
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  • Vocals: Shawn Refuse
  • Guitar: Mike Barone
  • Guiter: Steve Risteen
  • Bass: Don
  • Drums: John Mehlman




Hardcore. Punk. These are the two things that brought Mike, John and Shawn together in 2007 to form the band Refuse Resist.
There was a time when music was life, and life was music. A time when people communicated with each other face to face. Whether it was a club or a basement, music was easy to find and a lot of kids were into it. Refuse Resist was formed to try to bring those ideals back into the present through good straight up hardcore punk. A blend of all sides of hardcore, punk and oi! create the unique sound from this Boston band.
The CD Socialized features Mark Powers, of the Boston punk outfit The Welch Boys, on bass. In 2010, Refuse Resist has signed on bass player Don, and Guitarist Steve Risteen (original guitarist for Slapshot) to the lineup for a fuller and more dynamic live show. Make it a priority to see Refuse Resist when they come to your area.
Refuse Resist has shared the stage with: The Business, Stigma, The Casualties, Time Again, Lower Class Brats, Leftover Crack, Joe Coffee, and a lot of other international and local hardcore punk bands.