Drones (Photo courtesy Earshot Media)
Drones’ latest anthem for personal growth — “Learn” — is out today, providing another peek at the band’s forthcoming album Our Hell Is Right Here, which is set for release on Feb. 12 via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and Lockjaw Records (UK).
Suicidal Tendencies performs at 9:30 Club on Sept. 8, 2018. (Photos by Paivi; Words by Mickey McCarter)
From the beginning of the show, frontman Mike Muir led his band Suicidal Tendencies through a full frontal assault on the senses of the large crowd at 9:30 Club, and everyone had the time of their lives.
Suicidal Tendencies (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
California thrashers Suicidal Tendencies have a lot on their plate right now! Mike Muir aka Cyco Miko (as he’s known on his solo albums) and company will release STill Cyco Punk After All These Years on Friday, Sept. 7, and they will play an anniversary show at 9:30 Club on the very next day! On Sept. 8, Suicidal Tendencies will perform their self-titled debut album in full during their show at 9:30 Club.
The Offspring performs at Jiffy Lube Live on Aug. 26, 2018. (Photo by Jules McNamara)
California punks The Offspring sprung onto stage at Jiffy Lube Live on Sunday, co-headlining the Never-Ending Summer Tour with 311. Jules McNamara snapped the band in performance!
FIDLAR (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
California skate punks Fidlar are back with new singles! In January, the band released a cover of Nirvana’s “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle” and followed that up in April with “Alcohol.” Last month, they released the cheeky “Mason Ho’s Dream Wave.” Zac Carper and friends are ready to party at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and you can be there by winning tickets with Parklife DC.
Deryck Whibley fronts Sum 41 in a headlining performance at ShamrockFest 2018 at RFK Stadium on March 17, 2018. (Photo by Daniel Webb)
Sum 41, who hardly ever play around DC, headlined ShamrockFest 2018 on Saturday, giving me an opportunity relive childhood memories in a wonderful opportunity to see the band play live at the Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium.
Zoe Reign fronts No Parents at DC9 on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
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?
Zac Carper demonstrates his likely reaction to most things while in Boston on Oct. 23, 2013. (Photo by digboston)
FIDLAR are a certain kind of punk band — the kind that wants to have fun and thumb its nose at everyone else while doing so.
Fans of the band already knew this dating back to FIDLAR’s self-titled 2013 debut album, which captured a very big slice of California living in terms of sun, fun and girls. But mostly on the fun — consisting of cocaine, cheap beer, etc. — and what a pain in the ass it is to have to wait around, or worse yet work, while waiting for fun to happen.
Well, fun is happening on the FIDLAR tour in support of their second album, Too, released only a month ago, and the band lit up a lot of smiling faces who came to thrash along at the Black Cat in DC on Monday night.
FIDLAR (Photo by Alice Baxley)
California skate punk quartet FIDLAR have released a second album, Too, and they are touring to support it with a stop at the Black Cat on Monday, Sept. 28.
The band released Too on Sept. 4 via Mom+Pop, and the first single from the album was the raucous “40 oz. on Repeat” — the video for which pays tribute to famous videos like the Beastie Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party),” Weezer’s “Undone,” Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady,” and Oasis’ “Wonderwall,” among others. Aaaaand it does so with cardboard sets.
Watch the video for “40 oz. on Repeat” on YouTube:
FIDLAR have been well-regarded as a live act since their formation in 2009 due to their energetic performances. The Los Angeles Times called the band “bratty, amphetamine punk rock made to soundtrack the noise of crushing cans on ones forehead.”
Australian indie rock trio Dune Rats open for FIDLAR. Tickets are available online.
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Monday, Sept. 28