Youth @ Risk began our music endeavors publicly at Justin Smith's [percussionist extraordinaire] graduation / house party way back in 1997. It was our first gig with an audience, and we had such a great time, we didn't want to stop there! This was a time before the internet had anything faster than dial up, before computers were in every home, before myspace and facebook, and yet the word got out. How? We put it out there, of course. That was then, in recent news, Youth @ Risk [aka Asterisk Madigan] has now recorded the first all-kazoo album of our career, combining alt metal and Zydeco influences into a pummeling sound that has rocked the San Fernando Valley.