Whiskey Tango, 12 years in existence, have outlasted the Beatles. Sure, you've heard of the Fab Four, and may have never heard of the punks in Whiskey Tango. But it says something about the Northwest music scene that Whiskey Tango has slogged it out lo these many years on tiny club stages, in cramped, sweaty vans, and across two albums and four EPs. A lot of people out here make music for the sheer pleasure and accomplishment of it, whether or not anyone else takes notice. Whiskey Tango -- including Ian LeSage from GOD on vocals and lead guitar, Michael Loftus on vocals and bass, Sean Donavan on drums and most recently Herman Schmidt on rhythm guitar. -- originally formed in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1997. Five years later, they headed south to thrash out their hardcore sounds in Seattle. Songs like "Supersonic Rodan" owe a debt to the ferocity of hardcore pioneers Minor Threat. On the recent self-deprecatingly-titled release, From Nowhere to Nowhere Else (2009), Whiskey Tango adds piano and harmonica without polishing their trademark grit. "Even Punkers Get the Blues" sums up the past decade with genuinely touching fortitude. "It's been a long and winding road," they sing. "Keep on just keepin' on with hope."