PunkPalooza - The Dickies, Guttermouth & D.I.

Bad Sam Presents

PunkPalooza - The Dickies, Guttermouth & D.I.

Fri, September 1, 2017

7:30 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$20.00

This event is all ages

The Dickies
The Dickies
They were the first L.A. punk rock band to score a major label deal, the first to go to Europe, the first to go insane, and more-or-less the only known survivors from the first wave of punk pioneers. The Dickies have done it all and more and lived to laugh about it.

Their uplifting, (some would say zany) pure punk, melodic-pop style has remained in tact for over twenty years!
Ever since the break-up of the Ramones, the Dickies hold the title of being the oldest active punk band in the land. These guys have released records and played punk shows in FOUR different decades. Yowzers! The band's epic career is matched only by their wacky high-octane live performances. With Stan Lee's buzzsaw guitar and frontman Leonard's demented dance moves, the Dickies remain as one of the most rockin' bands around today.

No fire-breathing or acrobatic posturing for these veterans; Leonard's repertoire consists of inflatable dolls, scuba gear, and a large penis puppet named Stewart. Now that's entertainment!

The story of how the Dickies came to be on Fat Wreck Chords is a modern-day punk rock fable of fate. Fat Wreck prez Fat Mike got his portly paws on a four song demo in 1996 and contacted the Dickies in hopes of releasing a full length. Upon receiving the first call from Fat Mike, Stan had this to say: "Who?" Stan then called up Leonard in hopes that he could enlighten him about this mythical Fat recording company. Leonard responded in kind with a "Fat what?" Someone in the Dickies camp knew what's what however, and encouraged the band to work with Fat Mike. So not long after Stan explained to Mike that they "have a whole record worth of shit." Now you may be wondering why it is that the full length was not released until 2001. Well folks, Stan lied. But hey, all's well that ends well!

Their legacy of recorded works (ahem, trying not to get too carried away here) includes the groundbreaking (sure, why not?) Incredibly Shrinking Dickies, the sophomore(ic) Dawn of the Dickies, the indie-punk classic Stukas Over Disneyland, the prophetic Second Coming, the EP built around their theme song to the cult-hit movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space, and the long player Idjit Savant. Then came Dogs From the Hare That Bit Us, an all-covers collection. It was in 1996 that the Dickies met up with Fat Mike and agreed to release the 7″, My Pop the Cop on Fat Wreck Chords. This led to the inevitable release of their latest and greatest full length, All This And Puppet Stew.

It is reasonably safe to say that the Dickies are perennial favorites the world over, adored by fans ranging from grizzled geez-punks to kids not yet born when the Dickies were first incredibly shrinking.

The release of All This And Puppet Stew will surely breathe some life into the lungs of the Dickies and the punk scene. These furious fogeys may be old, but they tour like young'uns! They can still pull full U.S. tours and have been to both Europe and Japan in the last year. Catch the Dickies on tour and in your pants soon, and be on the look out for Leonard and his maniacal stage props!
Guttermouth
Guttermouth
Guttermouth is an American punk rock band formed in 1988 in Huntington Beach, California and currently recording for Volcom Entertainment. They have released nine full-length studio albums and two live albums and have toured extensively, including performances on the Vans Warped Tour. They are infamous for their outrageous lyrics and behavior which are deliberately explicit, offensive and intended to shock, though usually in a humorous and sarcastic manner. This behavior has sometimes resulted in high-profile problems for the band, such as being banned from performing in Canada for a year and leaving the 2004 Warped Tour amidst controversy over their political views and attitudes towards other performers.

In 2005 drummer Ty Smith left Guttermouth to focus on his new band Bullets and Octane and was replaced by Ryan Farrell. Bass player Kevin Clark departed the following year and founding member Clint Weinrich returned to the group. This lineup recorded the band's tenth album Shave the Planet, released in 2006 by Volcom Entertainment. The album found the band once again using their brand of humorous punk rock to poke fun at a number of subjects. Guttermouth continues to tour and perform in support of the album.
D.I.
D.I.
Coming out of the streets of Fullerton California, DI was formed in the shadows of The Adolescents back in 1983 in a studio behind a pawn shop. The Adolescents, Social Distortion, Agent Orange and several other local early punk rock pioneers were the breeding ground from which DI was born. DI branded their own form of punk rock that complemented the Orange County Punk scene in sound and attitude. DI was thrown to the forefront after the band performed "Richard Hung Himself" with the original line up that recorded the bands first EP in the 1984 movie, "Suburbia", directed by Penelope Spheeris who's previous production was "Decline of Western Civilization." When the band went through a line up change after the first EP titled Team Goon, members of emerging Fullerton band Almost 21 became the backbone for the sound that DI is known for today. During that line up change, front man Casey Royer known for his cutting and outrageous social commentary through humor is joined by Rikk Agnew of The Adolescents on guitar. Rikk brought to DI a handful of songs written in previous years, such as "Falling Out" and "OC Life" which were featured on Rikk Agnew's solo album, "All By Myself" and were made wildly popular though Casey Royer's style and personality.
Venue Information:
Borderline Bar and Grill
99 Rolling Oaks Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91361
http://www.borderlinebarandgrill.com