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Origin Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Genres Alternative rock[1]
Members Justin Fry
Jack Kwait-Blank
Past members Tim Tucker
Brian Merryman
William Bowen
Will Argueta

NoCo, or No Compromise, is an alternative rock band from Silver Spring, Maryland.

NoCo was rated as one of DC's "Hottest 5 Bands" by Metromix and W-USA 9 in 2010.[2]

"So Hot (Water Level's Rising)" from Pull the Plug peaked at the No. 1 spot on the Broadjam hard rock charts in March and April 2007.[3]


NoCo has released five albums since they formed in March 2001.[4]

The band's 2011 release, "Level Up," was rated a 10/10 by the Away Team's Craig "Bam-Bam" Stegall. "NOCO is for those who look for higher levels on this totem pole we call life, and with Level Up…they’ve spelled it out for you pretty clearly."[5]

Perhaps foreshadowing real events in their music video for the song Sugarcoated,[6] drummer Will Argueta vanished from the band's web copy. It appears as if Argueta was replaced by former drummer William Bowen—although the site now shows "Phantom Drummer" in the band lineup.[7] It is not clear if Bowen rejoined the band or if this is a temporary reunion.


Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]


  • Rise from the Ashes (2004)
  • Wasted Dreams (2005)
  • Pull the Plug (2007)
  • This Could Be You (2008)
  • Kaleidoscope (2009)[8]
  • Level Up (February 8, 2011)[8]


  1. ^ "NoCo on PureVolume". Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  2. ^ "DC's Hottest 5: NoCo at 19th Bar | DC's Hottest 5: NoCo at 19th Bar | Photo 1/32 | Metromix Washington D.C". 2010-07-29. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  3. ^ "NoCo (No Compromise) — Music: Pull the Plug". 2009-06-02. Archived from the original on 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  4. ^ "NoCo (No Compromise) — Music". 2009-06-02. Archived from the original on 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Blog Archive » CD Review: NOCO – "Level Up"". Away Team. 2011-03-06. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  6. ^ "NoCo - Sugarcoated - video". 2010-11-05. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  7. ^ "Because Bad Music is CRIMINAL!". NoCo Rock. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  8. ^ a b "NoCo (No Compromise): Saving the world from bad music —". Archived from the original on 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 

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