The 3rd – Deviates, Chaser, and Fine Dining at The Continental Room, Fullerton
South Bay and Orange County come together for this intimate show in the heart of OC. Come watch some amazing skate punk bands that have been around long enough to fine tune (pun intended) their skills to rock your socks off.
The 4th and 5th – Punk in the Park, Oak Canyon Park
One of the biggest punk festivals in Southern California, with some of the biggest names in punk.
We are talking Pennywise, Descendents, Circle Jerks, Goldfinger, Buzzcocks, GBH, The Suicide Machines, The Casualties, The Dwarves, Drain, Guttermouth, The Queers, and so many more!
This show is sure to be a good time for punkers, beer connoisseurs, extreme sports fans, and anyone with a pulse. Three stages, a half pipe, legendary skateboarders, legendary BMX riders, huge punk bands, three hours of free, unlimited beer and cider tasting, bountiful potties, lockers, food, friends, and more. People come from all over the world just for this festival and it is worth every penny!
The 11th – Fear, Adolescents, LA Slum Lords, The Regent Theater, Los Angeles
If you have never seen Fear or Adolescents, can you even claim to be a punk rocker? They are some of the cornerstones of punk since the early ‘80s and are still rocking their way into new fans’ hearts.
The 18th – Darker Waves Features a ton of classic new wave and punk bands from back in the day. Front and center you can catch 45 Grave, T.S.O.L. and X!
The 18th – D.I., M.I.A., Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, and many more, The World-Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim
D.I. needs no introduction to the punk veterans of Orange County, but M.I.A. – originally from Las Vegas but became an OC band in the early ‘80s – sounds like it should be a part of the soundtrack to your life. Newcomers Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs – who are really making a name for themselves with their old school punk sound and modern lyrics – tie this show up like a bow on a neatly-wrapped gift.
The 20th – The Linda Lindas, Illuminati Hotties, The Observatory, Santa Ana
If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you might not know of The Linda Lindas. They are a band of young people that got their start before the pandemic with their hit song, “Racist, Sexist Boy,” which got them signed to Epitaph Records. Illuminati Hotties calls themselves “tenderpunk” and could easily be placed with a band like The Linda Lindas. Illuminati Hotties brings a fun, fast-paced, rock sound while front-person Sarah Tudzin doesn’t shy away from having a great sense of humor about herself.
The 24th – Corey Feldman Full Band, The Observatory, Santa Ana
Need we say more? We know when you think of punk, Corey Feldman isn’t the first face that comes to mind, but with his “I’m going to do this because I like it and I don’t care what you think” attitude, and tenacity for singing the classics, what could be more punk? Come on, he even wears a leather jacket! How could you resist a show put on by a Goonie?! Remember, they never say die.
The 25th – Assuming We Survive, Nights Like Thieves, Fishing for Chips, Victory Kid, The Last Days of War, Goodfellas Bar and Night Club, Rancho Cucamonga
AWS very rarely play live shows, but judging by front-man, Adrian Estrella’s social media posts lately, we are hopeful this is going to change! Paired nicely with Nights Like Thieves, the pop punk/emo rock sound will have you tapping your foot all night. There are more great bands on this bill and it looks to be a fantastic show in the IE!