Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Avengers announce 'The American in Me Tour'

Penelope Houston of the Avengers. (TSHIT photo)

Forty-five years down the line, and the Avengers are still belting out their razor-sharp and meaningful punk tunes. 

They'll hit the road for "The American in Me Tour" for a plethora of gigs in August:

US East Coast/UK

Aug. 2, Philadelphia, PA

Aug. 3, Brooklyn, NY

Aug. 4, Asbury Park, NJ

Aug. 7, Rebellion Fest, Blackpool, UK


Aug. 8, Essen

Aug. 9, Hamburg

Aug. 10, Cologne

Aug. 11, Munich

Aug. 12, Stuttgart

Aug. 13, Dresden

Aug. 14, Berlin

US West Coast

Aug. 22, Los Angeles, CA

Aug. 23, San Diego, CA

Aug. 24, Long Beach, CA

Aug. 25, Oakland, CA

Aug. 27, Seattle, WA

Aug. 28, Portland, OR

For more information, visit

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Amyl and the Sniffers git rowdy in Seattle / Cat Rose photos

Amyl and the Sniffers.

Text and photos by Cat Rose

If there ever was a gig to attend on a "school night," this was surely the one.

We didn't mind being a bit slow the next day after rippin' it up with Australia's Amyl and the Sniffers at the Crocodile in Seattle on May 11, 2022.

Killer opening bands C.O.F.F.I.N. -- another rocker from down under -- and Seattle's Actionesse paved the way for the Sniffers to drive it home. Photos from the support bands to come on the blog. Cheers!

These boots are made for walking. 


Saturday, May 14, 2022

Corporate Citizen: Pure punk at the Pour House/ Gig Review

Corporate Citizen (Bridget photo)

By Bridget

Watching this band last night (May 12) took me years back when Cat Rose and I would go to punk gigs in the '80s and early '90s. 

Corporate Citizen is an eclectic San Diego band that get you moving. Their Oceanside performance last night at the Pour House proves that the San Diego punk scene is alive with newer bands playing local venues. 

With their growing fan base and a new single out, Corporate Citizen rocks and are definitely worth seeing live. 

Check 'em out at

Monday, May 9, 2022

Circle Jerks tour dates galore

Circle Jerks in Seattle in March. (All Cat Rose photos)

With the Circle Jerks' man behind the mic, Keith Morris, back in the saddle after recovering from COVID, the band has a plethora of gigs on the horizon, according to the band's Facebook page.

Bands like Negative Approach, 7 Seconds, Descendents, Adolescents, Bouncing Souls and The Chisel will be along for the ride on select dates. For details on opening acts' dates and more, visit

Here's the CJs' touring docket for the next five months:

MAY 11, The Glass House, Pomona, CA

MAY 13, Hollywood Palladium, CA

JUNE 22, Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM

JUNE 24, The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ

JUNE 25, Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ

JULY 1, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR

JULY 2, The Showbox, Seattle, WA

JULY 3, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada

JULY 7-8, Irving Plaza, New York, NY

JULY 9, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg, PA

JULY 11, The Broadberry, Richmond, VA

JULY 12, Black Cat, Washington, DC

JULY 13, Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ

JULY 15, Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA

JULY 16, House Of Blues, Boston, MA

JULY 17, Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT

JULY 20, The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

JULY 21, Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville, TN

JULY 22, The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

JULY 24, Tipitina's Uptown, New Orleans, LA

JULY 28, Tsunami Festival 2022, Gijón, Spain

JULY 30, Barna 'N' Roll 2022, Barcelona, Spain

JULY 31, Xtreme Fest 2022, Le Garric, France

AUG 1, Paris Punk Rock Summer 2022, Paris, France

AUG 3, Electric Ballroom, Camden, United Kingdom

AUG 4, Rebellion Punk Music Festival 2022, Blackpool, United Kingdom

AUG 6, Brakrock Ecofest 2022, Duffel, Belgium

AUG 7, Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

AUG 8, Gloria-Theater, Köln, Germany

AUG 10, SO36, Berlin, Germany

AUG 12, PUNK ROCK HOLIDAY 2022, Tolmin, Slovenia

AUG 13, BayFest 2022, Igea Marina, Italy

AUG 15, Tavastia Club, Helsinki, Finland

AUG 20, Punk in Drublic, Englewood, CO

AUG 25-26, The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, Berkeley, CA

AUG 27, This Ain’t No Picnic 2022, Pasadena, CA

SEPT 1, Granada Theater, Dallas, TX

SEPT 2, Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX

SEPT 3, White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX

SEPT 5-6, Mohawk Austin, Austin, TX

SEPT 17, Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights, Australia

SEPT 18, Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

SEPT 20, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia

SEPT 23, The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia

SEPT 24, Fortitude Music Hall, Fortitude Valley, Australia

SEPT 25, Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide, Australia

SEPT 27, Metropolis Fremantle, Fremantle, Australia

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Unearthed Marginal Man photos from 1985 in Sun Valley, CA


Marginal Man going off. (Photos by John Dieter and Dave Benson)

What we have here is pure punk rock gold: Unearthed photos of a raging Marginal Man gig from June 28, 1985 at the Sun Valley Sportsman's Hall in Southern California.

John Dieter and Dave Benson wedged their up front to snap these classic photos that have finally seen the light of day.