Dead Kennedys with special guests

Brick by Brick presents

Dead Kennedys with special guests

Sculpins, Authentic Sellout, Systematic Abuse

Fri · July 21, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$30 adv & $35 day of

This event is 21 and over

*Online sales end at 6PM day of show unless otherwise noted. After that, limited tickets will be available at the door.

Dead Kennedys
Dead Kennedys
DEAD KENNEDYS were one of the most popular and important American hardcore punk bands of the late ’70s/early ’80s. They formed in San Francisco in 1978 when EAST BAY RAY placed an ad in a music paper that vocalist JELLO BIAFRA responded to. They were soon joined by bassist KLAUS FLOURIDE, drummer TED and a second guitarist known to posterity simply as 6025. The latter departed in March 1979, while Ted was replaced at the very end of 1980 by D.H. PELIGRO.

After a brief rehearsal period, Dead Kennedys played their first gig at Mabuhay Gardens in July 1978. The “Fab Mab” was a Filipino restaurant in San Francisco's North Beach section that served as a home to punk bands for nearly ten years. It wasn't too long before the band gained a considerable following around San Francisco. Live, DKs were a combination of chaos and theatrics. Their sound could be described as a cross between the Sex Pistols and the Ventures.

Dead Kennedys’ early success led them to record their first single, “California Über Alles,” in 1979, a blistering attack on the then Governor of California, Jerry Brown. It was released on their own label in the USA, Alternative Tentacles Records, set up by East Bay Ray. That single was later issued in Britain on the indie label Fast Products. “Holiday in Cambodia” (1980) followed and is perhaps the band’s definitive moment - a perfect mix of hilarious yuppie-baiting lyrics and evil-sounding music. Almost as essential were “Kill The Poor” (1980) and “Too Drunk To Fuck” (remarkably, a British Top 40 single in 1981) and the debut LP, FRESH FRUIT FOR ROTTING VEGETABLES (1980). That LP went on to be awarded a Gold Record in Britain.

Underpinned by an acute sense of humor, early songs such as “Let’s Lynch The Landlord,” “I Kill Children” and “Chemical Warfare” satirized the twin elements of extreme violence and conservatism that characterize much of American life. Dead Kennedys’ inflammatory name and provocative behavior (in one 1979 prank, Biafra ran for mayor of San Francisco - and came in fourth) attracted the attention of a number of far-right politico-religious groups. The band’s problems with these self-appointed moral guardians were compounded by a confrontational relationship with US authorities, ensuring an aggressive police presence at most of their gigs. But the band continued to expand their audience by playing at a mix of underground venues in different corners of the USA and Canada. They did their first British tour in late 1980, which established the band there as a figurehead for an audience long deprived of the Pistols, Biafra stage-diving to great enthusiasm. Dead Kennedys went on to tour worldwide, covering the continents of North America, Europe and Australia.

The eight-track EP, IN GOD WE TRUST INC. (1981), took things further, boasting a speed and power that left most reviewers nonplussed and contemporaries trailing. The EP included a wild cover of "Rawhide" and “Nazi Punks, Fuck Off,” an anti-violence paean. The band then changed musical gears again when the PLASTIC SURGERY DISASTERS appeared in late 1982. Possibly their best album, this fine collection of songs retained the trademark savagery and satire, but the musical content had diversified, even including such unexpected moments as Klaus Flouride playing clarinet. Featured were the singles “Bleed for Me” and “Halloween,” and it also included "Moon Over Marin," as close as Dead Kennedys ever came to a ballad, albeit with anti-pollution lyrics.

After two years of touring, where they performed all over North America, Europe and Australia, the more melodic FRANKENCHRIST (1985) appeared, marked by a frantic sense of desperation that reflected America’s increasingly right-wing political landscape and with songs like "MTV Get Off the Air." As ever, the group ran into controversy, this time with the LP’s accompanying poster, “Penis Landscape,” by Swiss artist H. R. Giger. Detailing several rows of copulating genitalia, it provoked a legal offensive against the band beginning in April 1986. As well as having his flat torn apart by the police, Biafra was charged with “distributing harmful matter to minors,” a charge which he repulsed on the basis of the First Amendment right to free speech and which was dismissed the following year. But before the controversy, the band made the decision to disband in January 1986 and decided to complete the recording BEDTIME FOR DEMOCRACY, released later that year. The band rocked as tight as ever, with Ray’s voodoo/surf guitar, Flouride’s thumping bass and Peligro’s skin bashing providing the perfect “sturm und drang” for Biafra’s words.

GIVE ME CONVENIENCE OR GIVE ME DEATH, a fantastic collection of their classic early singles and B sides, rare tracks and compilation tracks, was released in 1987.

Adapted from THE ROUGH GUIDE TO ROCK biography by Andy Lewis.
Sculpins
Sculpins
Sculpins were formed in 02/2012 when Jarrod Monday(drummer for such bands as Too Far Gone,39 DEAD &Tijuana Marauders)discussed forming a band with his nephew Branden Parish former bass player for The Atoms. still needing a singer Jarrod mentioned his other nephew Adam Gomez former singer for Rag Doll City. In April 2013 we were ditched by our bass player 2 days before a big show, not going to cancel we gave our friend Sam a call and he learned 6 songs in less than a day and we played one of the greatest sets we have played.
Authentic Sellout
Authentic Sellout
Authentic $ellout was formed in late November 2006 by Sulo King and Andy Danger. The original lineup included Marky Unknown on drums and Jeff Spicoli on guitar. The band was meant to be a novelty Punk band that was put together just for one show. The response from the show was very positive, so the guys decided to keep the band going as a side project and play shows every once in a while. The shows got better and better and in December 2007, seeing that the band was going to go full time, Jeff Spicoli left to focus on his own band, Dante's Boneyard. In January 2008, Dingo joined the band as a full time guitar player, and Authentic $ellout finally became a full time band. At the end of 2008 Dingo left the band and Timmy Two Times took over as the band's guitar player until his departure from the band in mid 2009 and was replaced by Jeremy "the Germ".

Authentic $ellout is a high energy Punk Rock band that blends old school 70's UK based Punk Rock with 80's West Coast and a blend of old and modern Rock to form what they call "Mock Rock". Their mission is to make fun of what the music industry and Rock n Roll has become. More music less production. That is the Authentic Sellout way.

Their music is something every kid and even adults can relate to, with strong messages about the realities of everyday life like songs like "Working Class Stiff". This song highlights the stress of a typical 9-5 job and is an anthem for the working man. "No End" is a song protesting against war, greed, the system, and the corruption of corporations and our nation's government. "Pretty Pretty Girl" is a funny but realistic view of the male ego when it comes to dating women. Their live show is full of raw emotion and high energy. If you haven't had a chance to see them, then definitely check out one of their shows. Authentic $ellout is going to prove to you that punk is definitely not dead. You're either sold out or a sellout.
Systematic Abuse
Systematic Abuse
Formed in 2008 out of the ashes of The Resentments, Hammer, Grim, and Dogol decided to pick up where the last band left off and continue their quest on the path of Hardcore destruction. After searching long and hard for a drummer that would fit our style, Hammer decided to give his old buddy and ex band mate, Kevin Castillio (Dingo) a call. After one jam session in Dogol's garage in Imperial Beach, it was then and there that we realized Dingo would be the perfect fit for what we were trying to accomplish. After a couple years of shows and a few mini tours we decided to ask our long time friend and brother in Hardcore, Match to stand in as a second vocalist for the band. It only seemed right considering he named it. After 6 years of countless shows, a few more mini tours, a million laughs, and goodtimes and good memories... Kevin decided that it was his time to leave Systematic due personal matters. His unique Hardcore "Dingo-Beat" style that gave us our signature sound will surely be missed, But not as much as the good times we shared on the road and jamming in that tiny room. WE LOVE YA DINGO!

Now we are on the next chapter of our journey and behind us pumping out the fastest and meanest fucking beat we've had is, Adam Cripe. He is a hardworking, asskicking motherfucker with unbelievable talent. Systematic Abuse is louder and faster than we've ever were before. We are unstoppable and will continue banging out the same Hardcore Thrash shit that we've always loved playing.
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