Guttermouth & Agent Orange

Genre: Rock
Similar to: The Vandals, The Real McKenzies, Dropkick Murphys

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, 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 intended to shock though in a usually humorous and sarcastic manner. In 2005 drummer Ty Smith left Guttermouth to focus on his new band Ballets and Octane and was replaced by Ryan Farrell. Bass player Kevin Clark departed the following year and founding member Clint Weinrich returned 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.

Agent Orange

Genre: Alternative
Similar to: Adolescents, Membranes, The Offspring

Punk to the core, yet with audible influences from early heavy metal and surf rock, Agent Orange formed in Fullerton, CA at the end of the 70’s, with vocalist/guitarist Mike Palm, bassist James Levesque, and drummer Scott Miller. The first Agent Orange record, released in 1981 on Posh Boy Records in the midst of Southern California’s already hectic hardcore community, cemented their reputation as one of the best skate-punk bands around the area. The two EP’s during the next few years were all the band released until 1986’s This Is the Voice, for Restless/Enigma. A much less energetic LP with brighter melodies and an emphasis on vocal audibility, it was also Agent Orange’s last for quite awhile, except for a 1990 live record. The group was resurrected later in the decade, touring the world and recording the 1996 LP Virtually Indestructible. In 2000 a Greatest and Latest was released with a collection of songs from Agent Orange’s catalog re-recorded by the band with three new songs, which was later reissued in 2004 on the Anarchy Music label under the title Blood Stained Hitz. In between these two identical issues, Restless released a two-disc best of titled Sonic Snake Session, which chronicled many of the group’s defining moments in one set.

Piñata Protest

Genre: Rock
Similar to: Los Difuntos, Complaints, Throw Rag

What do you get when you meld "fast/loud rules" with the Tex-Mex accordion? Piñata Protest and their invigorating and pointed "punk rock-y-roll." The band "forcefully take the raw essence of conjunto into warp-speed tempos and punky aggression," raves the San Antonio Current, which rates them as "one of the most original forces on the local music scene." And now with their national debut album on Saustex Records, Plethora, Piñata Protest take their infectious and bracing South Texas slamdance to the rest of America and the planet at large. The band bristles with a sound that has been dubbed "amphetamine norteño," "ranchero punk" and "puro pedo [no bullshit] punk rock" while also targeting the adversities and emptiness of modern life with dead-eyed aim. As the San Antonio Current observes, "Piñata Protest's Álvaro Del Norte is doing for the accordion what the Dropkick Murphys do for the bagpipes, playing what's often considered an embarrassing grandpa-music relic with youthful angst and energy, expanding the punk-rock template beyond London and NYC."

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Guttermouth & Agent Orange with Piñata Protest

Thursday, October 10 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM at The Castle Theatre