Old school punk is alive and kicking and screaming. It's full angst and anger and outrage. OFF! is out on tour with The Spits, Negative Approach, Double Negative, and Power Trip. They stop in Detroit at St. Andrews Hall on October 26, doors at 7:00.
OFF! is a supergroup, if there is such a thing in punk. They have a strong history from legendary punk bands, Keith Morris Circle Jerks/Black Flag, Dimitri Coats Burning Brides, Steven Shane McDonald Redd Kross, Mario Rubalcaba Rocket From the Crypt/Hot Snakes. With names like that, you know this is going to be a snotty, sweaty, rip your face off show, punctuated by 1-2 minute songs. As their bio says, "They are the force and spirit of L.A. punk circa '78 resuscitated, reconstituted and re-imagined for a similarly uncertain age."
Supporting OFF! are The Spits. Having been around for 15 years, they ingrained themselves in the modern punk. They devouring the rip-offs and influencing the youth without even looking like they're trying. They aren't trying to reinvent punk, they've just ripped it's head off and drive it home time and time again.
Detroiter's are for a special treat. Negative Approach is supporting OFF! on this tour. They go on tour occasionally, but with a strong line-up like this, now's the time to see them on support our local scene.
If you're nostalgic for an old school punk show or you were too young, come and see what all fuss was back in the day.