Not since the 1960s have we seen another group of mop-topped, suit-wearing fellas playing catchy tunes. The Connection, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based band has concocted a cocktail of early Beatles pop, the psychedelia of the Chesterfield Kings, the rock of the Rolling Stones and the punk flair of the Ramones and New York Dolls that satiates the need for a refreshing sound.
RAMONES. The Ramones were an American rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first punk rock group. Despite achieving only limited commercial success, the band was a major influence on the punk rock movement in both the United States and the United Kingdom. All of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname "Ramone", although none of them were related.