Ivy Room Presents
Verbal Abuse, Round Eye, The Pathogens
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
MDC (Millions of Dead Cops) is an American punk rock band formed in Austin, Texas in 1981. The band was subsequently based in San Francisco, California, and are currently based in Portland, Oregon. Originally formed as The Stains before changing their name, the band also changed their name to a different initialism of MDC with every new record released. They play fast hardcore punk music espousing far-left sociopolitical ideals, with singer Dave Dictor expressing his animal rights, gay rights, transgender rights, pro-racial equality and anti-capitalist convictions.
MDC eventually released material through ex-Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra's independent Alternative Tentacles label. In the 1990s, Dictor published editorials for the internationally distributed fanzine Maximumrocknroll. MDC's initial run ended in 1995, and the band spent five years on hiatus before Dictor returned in 2000 with new band members.
Visit MDC's Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDC_(band)
Verbal Abuse is one of the founding and defining bands of the hardcore punk subgenre of punk rock. The group is originally from Houston, Texas. They later relocated to San Francisco and eventually to Oakland, California.
Round Eye is the sexiest, hairiest and loudest band in China! The freakish malformed spawn of doo-wop, punk and free-jazz, we seek to help audiences across the globe ascend into a nirvana of noise, weirdness and sax-powered mayhem. With a psychotic live act that may or may not feature nudity/body paint/destruction/degeneracy this band is not for the faint of heart and not to be missed.
“…Double vocal attack! Comprised of east bay punk champions, The Pathogens put their pedigree to excellent use. The Pathogens are able to walk a tightrope anchored by heavy social messages on one end and whimsical chaos on the other...” -John Gentile, PunkNews.org
The Pathogens are an up and coming band from Oakland CA comprised of beloved punk veterans who have been honing their respective talents in the incubator of the Bay Area music scene for years. Formed in 2015, The Pathogens have spurred a buzz with their provocative, high energy shows. Jesse Luscious (Blatz, The G’rups, The Criminals) and Cinder Block (Tilt, Retching Red) co-front an assault on the audience with, shrewd lyrics, blazing vocals, and wild pit antics. They are flanked by bandmates guitarist Sebastian Stewart (The Twots, The Undead Boys,) drummer Markley Hart (Econochrist, Strychnine,) lead guitarist Noah Weber (Everything Must Go, Zero Bullshit) and bassist Jovino Bunny (Utmost Something.) This stellar cast burns brilliantly through a tight set lurching from hardcore to melodic punk and back again, which, to quote Revelation Records, “conjures up images of circle pits in abandoned warehouses...”