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The Anxieties are a four-piece band from Portland, Oregon playing a style of punk rock that hearkens back to its origins in the late 70's and early 80's. The band originally formed in Eugene in 2002 from the ashes of a "thrash-pop" band called the Wristrockets. Vocalist/guitarist Scott Von Rocket and drummer Dylan Auf Kilter wanted to break away from the unrelenting break-neck speeds of their previous effort and return to the roots of punk rock before hardcore had upped the miles-per-hour. The group immediately filled the bass spot with Monkee Torture axeman Tristan Tower, though the intention was always to move him to lead guitar. The arrival of San Diego transplant Matt Adore facilitated the move and began to cement the change in sound. Family commitments caused Dylan's departure from the band in 2005, and he was soon replaced by Kellen Terrett for the better part of a year.

The 2006 relocation to Portland caused the next line-up change. With Tristan & Kellen remaining in Eugene the lead guitar spot was filled by long-time collaborator Dr. Glenn, and former Axes Of Evil drummer Chris Regard became the newest member in November of '06.

The Anxieties have released two 7-inch vinyl singles on Infringement Records and Plastic Idol Records, with a third due out on Bitchin' Riffage Records by the end of 2007. For what the critics have had to say, go: here

Bands The Anxieties have played with include: D.O.A, 45 Grave, The Dickies, The Briefs, The Detonators, The Queers, The Methadones, The Manges, Groovie Ghoulies, Manda & The Marbles, Lucky Stiffs, Secretions, The Unlovables, The Independents, 800 Octane