88 Fingers Louie
Decent Criminal, The Dodges
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
88 Fingers Louie
Melodic punk rock band from Chicago, USA, formed in 1993. In 1994, the band signed to Fat Wreck Chords, then abruptly broke up while on a North American tour in 1996. In 1998, guitarist Dan Wleklinski & vocalist Denis Buckley wanted to continue with the band, and added Joe Principe (bass) & John Carroll (drums). Together, this lineup released Back On The Streets in 1998 before again disbanding. In October of 2009, 88 Fingers Louie played a reunion show at Chicago's annual Riot Fest. The lineup featured founding members Wleklinski and Buckley with a different supporting lineup than previous recordings. After a few years of playing primarily festivals across the globe, the band announced the release of Thank You For Being a Friend in summer of 2017 on Bird Attack Records, which was their first studio-recorded output in nearly 20 years.
There’s countless amounts of music you should dodge, duck, dip, dive, and… dodge these days. Especially in the punk rock world. One band you should let hit you square in the face however is Dodgeball Records 90s influenced punk rockers Decent Criminal. While they may only be decent in a criminal aspect, they are definitely above your ‘Average Joe’ musically.
With similarities to early Green Day and the slickest, sickest, waxiest, guitar riffs you could ever imagine paddling out and catching the gnarliest of waves to, Decent Criminal’s Bloom consists of solid catchy punk rock energy while blending a surf rock/power pop undertone throughout the album’s entirety. This Santa Rosa four piece does a radical job at holding close to the 90s punk rock roots. Each song holds no surprise with it’s basic structure, making it that much easier to lay back, rock out, and let the album Bloom take you for a ride.
The album starts off hot and heavy with “Deviant,” which is currently available for your listening pleasure through the Dodgeball Record’s YouTube channel. Imagine if Dookie was written now, on a surfing trip, or check it out for yourself below.