NOTE: Since this event is far from where I live and there's a local show at the Anaheim House of Blues on Saturday, Feb. 19th, I'm going to make this Feb. 20th show "no host" unless someone would like to step in and become the host. I can make you the Host and an Assistant Organizer. Or if you would like to use this site as a message board for the show, please do so, and post your messages below! I'm going to sell my tickets on StubHub to recoup some of it, or maybe even go to the second show and join whoever is hosting, depending on how that week goes. I apologize for any inconveniences if you bought the ticket beforehand. Or if you did buy the ticket beforehand, sell it and join the meet-up group at the Anaheim House of Blues! You'll save on gas and lodging! :)
It's a bit far, but this is the closest show to L.A. Come out and see Circle Jerks celebrate and play their album Group Sex. The album turns 40 this year! Opening up for them are also iconic punk bands Adolescents and Negative Approach. This is an awesome triple bill!
Tickets are $29.50 plus $9 surcharge: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/circle-jerks-celebrating-40-years-of-group-sex-tickets-90861470103
Iconic Albums in Full:
Circle Jerks' "Group Sex" album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z0ItETVv2Q
Adolescents' self-titled album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R7gr3GhV50
Circle Jerks (stylized as Ciʀcle JƎʀᴋs) are an American hardcore punk band, formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, California. The group was founded by former Black Flag vocalist Keith Morris and Redd Kross guitarist Greg Hetson. To date, Circle Jerks have released six studio albums, one compilation, a live album and a live DVD. Their debut album, Group Sex (1980), is considered a landmark of the hardcore genre.
The band has broken up and re-formed several times, sometimes with different bassists and/or drummers. They disbanded for the first time after the release of their fifth album VI (1987), allowing Hetson to focus on Bad Religion (where he had been a member from 1984 to 2013) full-time. The Circle Jerks first reunited in 1994 and released their sixth and last studio album to date, Oddities, Abnormalities and Curiosities, the following year before separating for the second time. The band reunited for the second time in 2001 and spent the next ten years performing live periodically; this reunion lasted for only one new song, "I'm Gonna Live", which was released on their MySpace profile in 2007.
Many groups and artists have cited Circle Jerks as an influence, including Flea, Anti-Flag, Dropkick Murphys, the Offspring and Pennywise.
The Adolescents are an American punk rock band formed in Fullerton, California in 1980. Part of the hardcore punk movement in southern California in the early 1980s, they were one of the main punk acts to emerge from Orange County, along with their peers in Agent Orange and Social Distortion. Founding bassist Steve Soto was the sole constant member of the band since its inception, with singer Tony Reflex being in the group for all but one album.
During the 1980s the band went through several lineup changes, breakups, and reunions, most involving drummer Casey Royer and guitarist brothers Rikk, Frank, and Alfie Agnew. During that decade, they released three albums: Adolescents (1981), Brats in Battalions (1987), and Balboa Fun*Zone (1988, without Reflex), then broke up in April 1989.
Negative Approach is an American hardcore punk band, formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1981. The band is considered among the pioneers of hardcore punk, particularly in the Midwest region. Like most hardcore bands, Negative Approach was little known in its day outside of its hometown. It is now idolized in the Detroit rock underground and the punk subculture, considered to be one of the elite bands of the "old school" era, and continues to be influential.