Hoods is a hardcore punk band from Sacramento, California. Formed in 1994 by Mike (Hood) Mraz. Hoods influences include Madball, Sick of It All, Minor Threat and Cro-Mags. The band released their first EP entitled Once Again in 1996 and concentrated on live performances. The band also concentrated efforts on the San Francisco Bay Area scene playing shows with groups such as Powerhouse, Redemption 87 and Skin Lab. The Hoods now after 20 years of nonstop touring and dedication to the hardcore scene have become a staple name and legendary outfit on the west coast. Mikey Hood also created Westcoast Worldwide, which gave Sacramento a place for hardcore kids to come and express themselves for many years. 2014 is the year Hoods come back in full force with Gato Negro, which features 13 intense tracks showcasing that The Hoods have not slowed down one bit.