D.O.A. is a hardcore punk band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They are often referred to as the "founders" of hardcore punk, along with Black Flag, Bad Brains, Teen Idles, and Minor Threat. Their second album Hardcore '81 was thought by many to have been the first actual reference to the second wave of the American punk sound as hardcore. Singer/guitarist Joey "Shithead" Keithley is the only founding member to have stayed in the band throughout its entire history. However, original bassist Randy Rampage has been active in the band in recent years and has played on two of the band's last three albums, although he is not in the current lineup. D.O.A. has often released music on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles Records, and they have released an album with Jello Biafra titled Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors.

D.O.A. has always maintained an uncompromising anarchist populist political stance. The band is known for its outspoken political opinions and has a history of performing for many causes and benefits. Its slogan is "Talk minus Action equals Zero." The band has been active on many issues, including Anti-racism, anti-globalization, freedom of speech, and the environment.

Founder Joe Keithley now spends a great deal of time working with his record company Sudden Death Records which has branched off into many areas of music.

American Hardcore band founded in 1979 in Austin, Texas.

Love Canal

In 1982 Love Canal formed from the ashes of 2 prominent punk bands from So Cal, "The Rebellions" and Tony Alvas "Skoundrelz". The first singers were Kristie Balsillie followed by Mike Ball OG guitar player of Suicidal Tendencies, thereafter Mr Kerry left The Skoundrelz and joined Arab, Louie Garcia and Bobby Bop of The Rebellions and the nucleus of Love Canal was birthed.

After several compilation releases on Mystic Records, Insane Industries and a few other independent labels the band was signed to National Trust Records (The Vandals, M.I.A., Dont No, Fang, Doggy Style) for their freshman release "Its A Dogs Life So Blow It Out Yer Ass".

From the bands inception in 1982 the punk scene in california was ripe for new bands, following in the footsteps of their peers from Huntington Beach (T.S.O.L., The Vandals, China White and The Crowd) Love Canal kept the beach punk sound alive. The band played every dump/dive bar, theatre and auditorium on the west coast, playing with the likes of Dead Kennedys, The Dickies, T.S.O.L., The Vandals, The Cult, The Cramps, FEAR, Circle Jerks, Agent Orange, GBH, D.O.A., Exploited, Angry Samoans, J.F.A., CH3, D.R.I., 45 Grave, Aggression, M.I.A., 7 Seconds, Wasted Youth, Gang Green, Ill Repute, China White, Battalion of Saints to name a few along the way and even headlining the legendary Olympic Auditorium for an Anti Nukes benefit in front of an estimated crowd of 3000 pissed off punks!!!

The band took some years off only to reform in 2007, with new songs and a new line-up the band is as good if not better then they were some 30 years ago when 4 young punks from H.B. started a band for fun and free beer. Stay tuned to the follow up of their debut album as the band is finishing up recording with 18 new blistering songs!

The Pegs

Since their first action filled over-the-top live show in late 2002, THE PEGS consistently bring their brand of high energy and catchy punk rock to venues throughout the Southern California club circuit. With their musical inspiration rooted firmly in the rich tradition of original Orange County and L.A. Punk bands from the late 70’s and early 80’s, THE PEGS put their twist on it, turn it inside out, and make their own unique sound. They have released a steady stream of 7-inch records on well respected independent labels like RAPID PULSE and NO FRONT TEETH RECORDS, and have received positive reviews and praise from RAZORCAKE and MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL fanzines etc. THE PEGS charismatic stage presence, good sense of humor, work ethic, and approachability make them a favorite of music fans new and old.


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