Permanent Ascent's sound originated from a hypothetical. What if Grunge and Punk got together, frisky in the spring, and parented an illegitimate child who looked suspiciously like good old fashioned Rock and Roll? Notwithstanding the fact that Punk and Grunge would probably get in a huge throwdown, and end up dragging Rock and Roll into an uncomfortable Jerry Springer episode, the end result would be the original Grunk Rock (hence the name, Grunk Rock Hooligans). Take that, and add the influence of metal and reggae, then you have the current Grunk Rock sound. That sound allows Permanent Ascent to vary their musical set at any given show through any of the component styles. It's not uncommon to hear some metal-esque songs coupled with some strongly punk driven songs, coupled with some reggae born songs, all in one set! All brought to you in an energy level and a stage performance which will make you question your sanity, though only briefly before you succumb to the overwhelming-ness of it all (if that's even a word). The songs Permanent Ascent presents on the Hooligan EP are a testament to their diversity in music. If you've only heard one, listen to another. You'll be in for a treat. I promise. Permanent Ascent has been in the music scene in the Northern Virginia area for just over three years. For the last two, Permanent Ascent has been in the regional scene, completing our first tour and releasing our Hooligan EP. Having played with bands ranging from the Misfits to Authority Zero and Whole Wheat Bread, Permanent Ascent has put it's multi-genre abilities to work. If you, like us, have the attention span of a flea, and thus require more than one musical style to stay entertained for an hour. And if, like us, you find Oasis troublesome and annoying, you should definitely listen to our music.