April 4, 1994 |
It was like a trip back to L.A.'s early-1980s hard-core scene at the sold-out Shrine Expo Hall on Friday, as the Hermosa Beach quartet Pennywise banged out warp-speed songs and shouted anthemic lyrics for hundreds of amped teens. The band follows in the footsteps of earlier South Bay bands such as Black Flag and the Descendents, and its independent-label "Unknown Road" album has sold more than 75,000 copies, mainly on word of mouth alone.
April 9, 1994 |
Though punk rock and bluegrass seem like musical styles that would only meet in the confusing clamor of a stereo store, Dallas' Killbilly have made a career off the unlikely combination. The six-piece band, which has released two indie albums in its eight-year career, picked and strummed twangy versions of punk-rock and pop classics Thursday at Club Lingerie, charming the sparse Hollywood crowd with its tight delivery and rollicking attitude.
October 11, 1987 |
A soft-spoken mental health professional from Boulder, Colo., Stan Boucher still smiles slightly when he refers to the young man he named Eric Boucher 29 years ago as "Jello Biafra."
August 4, 2005
An estimated 148 athletes from around the world will participate in ESPN's 11th annual X Games this weekend, with competitors in skateboarding, motocross, wakeboard and BMX in action. Wakeboard events will be staged in Long Beach Marine Stadium, where admission is free. Skateboard events are slated for Staples Center; moto and BMX events are scheduled at both Staples and the Home Depot Center in Carson.
March 28, 2003 |
"Questions are the No. 1 impediment to progress," boomed Jello Biafra during the sardonic opening piece of his Wednesday spoken-word show at the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre. Then the erstwhile leader of hard-core punk band the Dead Kennedys spent hours urging fans to fight the status quo by asking such questions as, "How is this war going to make our country safer?"