Southern California punk legends, T.S.O.L. are having the busiest year in recent memories. After playing their annual pair of January shows in the OC and LA (this year with Dwarves), they jetted off to Hawaii and have a slew of upcoming shows in or around California.
Also on the horizon is a show closing out this year’s Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas with Punk Rock Karaoke on May 29th.
After four decades of rowdy, at-times violent, blood, sweat and tears T.S.O.L. show no signs of slowing down or calling it quits. As someone who saw them front row in January, the band sounds as tight as ever.
Lead singer Jack Grisham said he feels his voice sounds better than it ever has, as opposed to their earliest work where he was still young and trying to find his voice, figuratively and quite literally. The show at the Observatory in Santa Ana was particularly special as several of Grisham’s children were in attendance and his daughter even joined him on “Code Blue” to close out the show. I can’t remember a time when I saw him smile more and he really seemed to enjoy himself.
Beginning March 10th, they will be joined by Arizona’s fantastic punk band, Venomous Pinks for several dates. The pair will kick it off at the Knitting Factory in North Hollywood, along with D.I., who will also be playing together March 16th at the Canyon in Agoura Hills.
The very next day, T.S.O.L. will be rocking out for St. Patrick’s Day in Rancho Cucamonga with a packed lineup that includes Voodoo Glow Skulls, Ignite, and Venomous Pinks.
Just announced, T.S.O.L. and Venomous Pinks will be joining forces again on March 18th at South Bay Customers in El Segundo. A more intimate venue, fans will definitely want to score tickets before they sell out at a rare chance to see T.S.O.L. in a small setting. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Fired will be opening the show.