Readers of L.A. Weekly voted No Parents as “Best Band” of 2015! And the goofy skate punks, who opened for Bleached at DC9 on Wednesday night, sure have a way with words.
“No Parents are like a John Hughes movie starring the Menendez brothers: a cute comedy loaded with violence and splattered adults. For the layman who reads about punk rock in fashion mags, they’re the next FIDLAR — the new torchbearers of skate-punk,” said L.A. Weekly.
No Parents are four men strong, although there were five of them at DC9. An additional touring guitarist perhaps?
No Parents are:
- Drummer Monte Najera (Not pictured)
- Guitarist Ryan McGuffin
- Bassist Killian LeDuke
- Vocalist Zoe Reign
In 2014, No Parents released an album, May the Thirst Be With You, and they have a new self-titled EP in 2016. The EP contains the song “Buy Us a Van,” which opened their DC9 show. Frontman Zoe tells the audience the band needs a van, so the song is a plea for someone to buy them a van. It seems effective!
They follow that up with “Die, Hippie, Die!” You get the idea.
While we don’t have a full review of the No Parents show, we thought to share some info and pictures in Snapshots. You also can visit the band’s (honestly) really terrible website, which looks like a 10-year-old kid designed it in 1996, at http://www.noparents.la.
Listen to No Parents (and buy their stuff) on Bandcamp:
No Parents are on tour with Bleached, continuing tonight, Friday, April 15 in the Boston Area (at the cool Great Scott in Allston), and through May 12 in San Diego. No Parents do a few of their own shows in California after that, so catch them when you can!