VKTMS are probably the hardest rocking, most soulful, most versatile band to have come out of the original punk era in San Francisco. While these descriptions would hardly be unusual for then, these days it isn't so common and is even more rare for a band with such longevity. Inspired by the fire and intensity of the punk explosion, Louis Gwerder (drums) began putting a band together with some friends on bass and guitar. They found Nyna (Napalm) Crawford through a listing on a bulletin board. This was the beginning of the type of serendipity that has always occurred around VKTMS.