HEAVY TIMES is a Chicago based group of punk rock n' rollers making melodic tunes with balls.
The band has a more original take on the whole 60's influenced thing that is permeating the underground, taking to the drive of bands like Black Flag, turning off the distortion, and injecting the fervor with Nuggets style sing songs.
These dudes have a release coming out on HOZAC soon (or maybe it's already out?) which I'll definitely be looking into and you should do the same.
Check out their jammms over at their Myspace.