In the first edition of our new monthly series, we give you all the intel on the kickass punk shows happening in Southern California.
The 20th – Magnolia Park, 408, TX2, poptropicaslutz! at Chain Reaction, Anaheim
Magnolia Park and 408 are great examples of pop punk. If you want to know what today’s punk kids are listening to, it’s Magnolia Park and 408. Catch these bands from Florida while they are on the west coast..
The 20th – Raptors, Spark of Life, Freewill, Empired at Programme, Fullerton
Raptors, Freewill, Empired, and Spark of Life; bands from SoCal are playing one of the most popular venues in the heart of OC, Programme Skate and Sound. Each of these bands brings such a great modern punk sound with catchy lyrics you can sing or scream to in the comfort of your favorite skateboarding store.
The 23rd – Bowling for Soup, Authority Zero, Mest at House of Blues, Anaheim
Bowling for Soup has been entertaining us for many, many years with their comedic lyrics and creative music videos. Adding Authority Zero and Mest to this bill is going to making one of the greatest nights of music this season at the HOB!
The 24th – The new kid in town isn’t so new anymore, catch the pop-punk sensation – Kennyhoopla at the Fonda!
The 26th – The legends are back in the OC! Catch Subhumans at The Observatory in Santa Ana!
The 27th – The Frights are back and play in San Diego at The Observatory North Park!
The 28th – Old school is back at the House of Blues, San Diego with Rocket from the Crypt!
The 29th – Suicidal Tendencies, Agnostic Front, Otto at Garden Amp, Garden Grove
Suicidal Tendencies has been one of the most iconic punk bands since the ‘80s. Watching Mike Muir do his thing onstage is like watching lightning in a bottle.
The 29th – 8 Kalacas, The Dickies, La Pobreska, and many more at Catch One in Los Angeles
This annual Skalloween put on by Smelvis Records has three rooms of music, costume contest with cash prizes, and a free photo booth for those of us that want to capture the moment. These are always fantastic events that allow punkers to really bring out their creative sides!
The 31st – OK, hold on to your wallet, Static-X comes to the House of Blues, Anaheim.
The 31st – Catch uber-punks from the land down under, Australian sensations The Chats are taking a break form opening for the Foo’s, catch them at the Novo on Halloween!