Agent Orange • punk • Rebilt • The Shell Corporation • punk, rock • The Misphats

Sunday Mar 2, 2014

618 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: (505) 764-8887
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Phone: 505-764-8887

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The Original Southern California Punk/Surf Power Trio, Agent Orange, is one of only a handful of bands who have been continually active since the earliest days of the West Coast Punk Scene. A small circle of musical rebels who came together to form a movement, they took their place front and center to experience and participate in the explosion of now legendary underground music that was created during the golden era of American Punk Rock. Being the first to combine the melodic California surf guitar sound with the frantic energy of punk, Agent Orange invented the formula that would come to define the Orange County punk sound. Highly influential to many of the bands who have followed in their path, Agent Orange have always stayed one step ahead. Their strong connection to the Action Sports world has resulted in their music providing the soundtrack to numerous major motion pictures, video games, surf and skate films, television, and live sports events. The last of the true independents, Agent Orange have managed to stay true to their roots, while always moving forward. Powered by a loyal following built up through years of explosive live performances all over the world, Agent Orange continue to deliver their Fullblown-Supercharged-Punk-Surf Sound on an international basis, with a never ending schedule of tours in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. C’mon down front and expose yourself to Agent Orange.

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Agent Orange
Jackie Roman

From 1981 to 1996, self-described “original OC punk/surf power trio” Agent Orange released a sporadic string of full-length albums. The CD reissue of their debut, Living in Darkness, opens with “Bloodstains,” a punk anthem if ever there was one: “Bloodstains/ Speed kills/ Fast cars/ Cheap thrills/ Rich girls/ Fine wine/ I've lost my sense/ I've lost control/ I've lost my mind.” The only remaining original member of Agent Orange, guitarist and vocalist Mike Palm, recruited talented bassist Perry Giordano and drummer Dave Klein in 2003. That’s the lineup attendees of Agent Orange’s gig at Launchpad (618 Central SW) will thrill to on Sunday, March 2. This 21-plus concert kicks off at 8:30pm, and tickets are $12. Burbank, Calif.-based punk rock foursome The Shell Corporation and locals Rebilt and The Misphats open.

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