Posts Tagged ‘Social Task’

TKO Records Pizza Party
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, September 10
TKO Records, Huntington Beach

Check out this FREE and all-ages small show this Wednesday night at TKO Records in Huntington Beach. They will provide free pizza and beverages to all guests until they run out.

Slaughter And The Dogs – Do It Dog Style Tour
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, September 11, Whisky A Go Go, Hollywood
8:30 pm – 1:30 am, September 12, Til-Two Club, City Heights, San Diego
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, September 13, The Observatory’s Constellation Room, Santa Ana

Slaughter And The Dogs start their tour in Southern California this week with three awesome shows for you to check out. Each show has a different ticket price and age minimum, so check each link for all the details on the shows.

Business & Beer @ Abigaile
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, September 11
Abigaile, Torrance

This monthly networking event for small business owners visits a South Bay brewery every second Thursday of the month. This week, they will hit up Abigaile in Torrance. If you have involvement with a small business, love craft beer, or both, then stop by this Thursday night.

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk (Second Thursdays)
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, September 11
Downtown Los Angeles

This free monthly event takes place over many blocks in Downtown Los Angeles. Many galleries will open late, and some parking lots will contain more art, vendors, food trucks, entertainment, and more. Unless you know business owners, free parking barely exists in Downtown LA, although some meters only operate until 8pm. First-time visitors should attend with someone who has gone here prior.

Real’s Birthday Bash w/ The Vibrators
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, September 11
Characters Sports Bar, Pomona

Celebrate a person’s birthday with a punk rock show this Thursday night in Downtown Pomona. Tickets to this show cost $8 presale or $10 at the door. No one under 21 may attend. Guests can find plenty of free street parking around the area, and can avoid paying to park in parking lots.

Dudes’ Brewing – Tasting Room Grand Opening
3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, September 12
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, September 13-14
Dudes’ Brewing, Torrance

After MUCH anticipation from craft beer fans throughout Southern California, Dudes’ Brewing will finally open their doors to the public starting this Friday. Come check out their 13 tap handles as they prepare for the day that so many had waited for.

Los Angeles Lobster Fest
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, September 12
11:00 am – 11:00 pm, September 13
11:00 am – 7:00 pm, September 14
Ports O’Call Village, San Pedro

This lobster festival at Port of Los Angeles will have lots of fresh lobster for guests to eat. In addition, guests can enjoy dancing, games, rides, pirate shows, music, arts & crafts, and more. The $10 admission includes parking and entry into the fest, while all food comes separate, so anyone wanting to eat will have to bring extra cash. A printable coupon on the website allows guests to save $1 off entry.

Kickstarter Film Fest 2014
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, September 12
The Autry, Griffith Park, Los Angeles

Support your local independent film buffs at this FREE mixer this Friday night at Griffith Park. In addition to the multitude of film screenings, guests will find food, art, live music, and lots of technology to gaze at.

GBH: Two Shows
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, September 12, The Observatory, Santa Ana
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, September 13, The Fonda Theatre, Hollywood

Legendary UK punk band GBH will headline two all-ages shows this weekend in Southern California. The Friday night show costs $18, and they perform with The Dickies, JFA, and Love Canal. The Saturday night show costs $20, and they perform with The Adolescents and The 5th Wave.

The Vibrators @ Five Star Bar
7:00 pm – 2:00 am, September 12
Five Star Bar, Downtown Los Angeles

A bunch of punk bands will play in Downtown Los Angeles this Friday night. Tickets to this show cost $10 presale or $12 at the door. No one under 21 may attend. Guests can park at street meters for free after 8pm.

Punk Rock Night @ The World Famous Doll Hut
8:00 pm – 2:00 am, September 12
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim

Get your weekly fill of punk rock this Friday night at the World Famous Doll Hut in Anaheim. The cover for this show costs $5. No one under 21 may attend.

Bubble Run San Diego
8:00 am – 12:00 pm, September 13
Sleep Train Amphitheater, Chula Vista

Tired of the same 5k run everywhere? If you have had your fill of color runs and glow runs, try your hand at the Bubble Run. Participants wear all white and run through colored foam bogs in this 5k race around the Sleep Train Amphitheater. Registration costs $40, and all levels of runners may participate. Space will fill up fast, so register early, and try to carpool to this event.

2nd Annual Car & Motorcycle Show
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, September 13
Long Beach Convention Center Back Lot & Rainbow Lagoon, Long Beach

Fans of the original Long Beach Motorama will not want to miss this classic car show this Saturday. This year, see over 250 different automobiles & motorcycles on display at this FREE and all-ages car show at the convention center in Downtown Long Beach. Visitors will also find a skateboard & BMX demo, skateboarding lessons, kids’ zone, live DJ, and more.

K9 Festival
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, September 13-14
Granada Launch Ramp, Belmont Shore, Long Beach

At this FREE and all-ages event on the beach, find lots of pet-related vendors, athletic demos, competitions, games, pet adoptions, arts & crafts, live music, food & drinks, and more.

Taps’ Clam Bake
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, September 13
Taps Fish House, Brea

Taps Fish House will roll out a huge menu full of clam dishes, from New England Clam Chowder to Little Neck Clams and more. Admission costs $40 per person, but does not include beverages.

76th Annual LA Chinatown Moon Festival
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, September 13
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Chinese Thanksgiving celebrations continue this Saturday in Chinatown with their annual Moon (Cake) Festival. Free to attend for all ages, participants celebrate by eating mooncakes, mini pastries that may contain up to 2,000 calories each. In addition, guests can see kung fu demos, lion dancers, live music, food trucks, ping pong tournaments, and more. Guests can find free street parking beyond Spring St. or close to LA State Historic Park.

5:30 pm – 11:00 pm, September 13
Barnsdall Park, Hollywood

Indulge your right-brain (or left for the left-handers out there) at this art exhibit this Saturday night in Hollywood. General admission costs $30, starts at 7pm, and grants entry to this mixer that contains food trucks, alcoholic beverages, art displays, a silent auction, live music, and more. VIP admission costs $100, and grants access to a special chef-inspired tasting prior to the event.

OC Roller Girls – OC vs. OC Showdown
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, September 13
OC Roller Skates, Santa Ana

Watch intense & brutal girl-on-girl action at this roller derby bout this Saturday night in Santa Ana. Tickets to this roller derby bout cost $15.

Tasha Zapata Memorial Fundraiser Show
7:00 pm – 12:00 am, September 13
The Harp Irish Bar, Koreatown, Los Angeles

Local punk rock bands play a show in Koreatown this Saturday night. Nobody has specified a cover charge or age minimum yet, so stay aware if you choose to go to this show.

Social Task @ The World Famous Doll Hut
8:00 pm – 2:00 am, September 13
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim

Local punk band Social Task will headline a show at the World Famous Doll Hut this Saturday night. The cover for this show costs $7. No one under 21 may attend.

Foothill 5K Challenge
7:00 am – 11:00 am, September 14
Glendale Sports Complex, Glendale

Go back to basics with this 5k race in Glendale. Although not as challenging as the Mt. San Antonio College course, expect lots of hills to run through, pushing the limits of all participants. Registration costs $40, and the first 700 registrants will receive a free event t-shirt.

13th Annual Little Ethiopia Cultural Street Fair
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, September 14
Fairfax b/t Olympic & Whitworth, Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles

At this free & all-ages cultural street fair, find all sorts of Ethiopian-inspired food, art, music, and more.

Punk N’ Tacos 7
1:00 pm – 11:00 pm, September 14
The World Famous Doll Hut, Anaheim

Enjoy a fun afternoon of punk rock and tacos at this FREE show this Sunday afternoon. Anyone wanting food or drinks should bring cash to pay for it. No one under 21 may attend.

Ever stop to think that music genres belong to certain age groups? While many of today’s popular music genres certainly fit some age groups better than others, if you think punk rock only belongs to the young generation, think again. Last Friday night, The Angry Samoans, JFA, and some more of punk rock’s older bands occupied the stage at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Impressively, not only did the show start on time, but with the exception of the first band of the night, every band played a lengthy set, clocking in at roughly 40-50 minutes per band. The majority of the night’s audience had arrived by the second band, due mainly to the night’s amazing lineup.

Social Task opened the show with their 30-minute set. For reasons unknown to me, their set lasted the shortest of all bands in the night. Having seen them at shows over the past few years, I recognized them immediately once they arrived on stage. They truly know their craft, so going first came as a surprise to me, as Social Task deserves a greater crowd than the crowd that slowly trickled in during their set. Regardless, Social Task put on a great show, and everyone who arrived on time enjoyed the music.

Whitekaps played next in the night with their skate-punk music. They market themselves as a skate/surf ‘humorcore’ band, which only came out as the lead singer making lewd and debaucherous comments between songs, and even in some songs. At one point, a female singer appeared after the main singer motioned for all guys to leave the pit so the gals could freely mosh. A combination of their raunchy jokes and harder sound led to the start of the rest of the night’s pit.

Up next, Naked Aggression rocked out on the stage. A handful of people did not know this band, which strikes me down, since the band started in the early 90’s. For those who do not recognize Naked Aggression, a female plays bass, and a female does vocals. Furthermore, their bassist possesses the rare ability to scream. Their anarchistic music maintained the energy in the room the entire time during their set.

Luicidal took to the stage next. Featuring a former bassist and drummer of Suicidal Tendencies, Luicidal displayed the same energy that Suicidal Tendencies did in the past. With a harder sound closer to hardcore, they even played some classic Suicidal Tendencies songs, eventually ending their set with Institutionalized.

The first headliner of the night Jodie Foster’s Army (JFA) played after Luicidal. As one of the most prominent skate-punk bands of all time, the audience never allowed a slow moment in. The pit remained intense, even when JFA played non-fast songs. JFA played hits like Johnny D and Beach Blanket Bongout, and covered classic songs such as the Peanuts theme and Lowrider. Following their set, vocalist Brian Brannon jumped down for a meet & greet. I got to shake hands with him, and I introduced myself as Johnny D, which prompted him to tell me the story of how they came up with the song. Totally rad!

Closing out the night, the Angry Samoans decided to include giveaways during their set. They threw out t-shirts, CD’s, stickers, and posters throughout their set. As an older punk band, I had high hopes for them. Unfortunately, it appeared that they had some problems with their sound at the beginning. The vocals worked fine, but they started out with no bass. After a few songs, they fixed the bass, but then lost some of the guitar sound. Once that got fixed, they lost some of the drums. I wanted to see them put on a great show, but the crowd had run out of energy, and their non-functional sound did not keep the energy up for long.

Looking for punk rock music in Southern California? Check my blog weekly for upcoming events, which may include some shows in your area!

Pliny the Younger @ Haven Gastropub
11:00 am, February 18-19
Haven Gastropub, Pasadena, Orange

Get your chance at drinking this extremely rare and sought-after beer today and tomorrow at Haven Gastropub. An 8oz glass will cost $8 on a first-come first-served basis. Expect this to resemble Black Friday, as you will see people line up outside the restaurant for hours prior to the tapping. Pliny the Younger gets tapped at Pasadena today at 11am, and in Orange tomorrow at 11am.

2013 OC Music Awards Showcase Series Night 7
7:30 pm – 11:30 pm, February 19
Yost Theater, Santa Ana

This free and all-ages show will feature some of the nominated musicians for the OC Music Awards. Each night features five different local artists performing and competing for the title of Best Live Band awarded at the OC Music Awards in March. This series of free shows occurs every Tuesday night all the way through the finals on February 26.

Figueroa Mountain Tap Takeover + Chili Night @ The Factory Gastrobar
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, February 21
The Factory Gastrobar, Bixby Knolls, Long Beach

The folks from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. will visit The Factory and stock all of the taps with their refreshing brews. In addition, the kitchen will prep a special menu featuring five different chilis, each with a beer to pair with.

2013 South Bay Home & Garden Show
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, February 22
10:00 am – 7:00 pm, February 23
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, February 24
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach

This free and all-ages expo will showcase the latest in home improvement, remodeling, interior-design, decorating, landscaping, and more. Parking starts at $5, but parking the neighborhood east of Alamitos can bypass any parking fees.

The Angry Samoans, JFA, Naked Aggression, Luicidal, Whitekaps, and Social Task @ The Observatory
7:00 pm – 1:00 am, February 22
The Observatory, Santa Ana

Friday means punk rock night, so check out this awesome punk rock show at The Observatory this Friday night. Tickets to this all-ages show cost $12.

CJ Ramone @ Alex’s Bar
8:00 pm – 1:00 am, February 22
Alex’s Bar, Long Beach

Come to this punk rock show headlined by CJ Ramone, which features Steve Soto of Agent Orange and Adolescents fame. Tickets cost $12 at the door, and $10 presale. No one under 21 may enter.

2013 LA Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K Run
7:30 am – 4:00 pm, February 23
6:00 am – 12:00 pm, February 24
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Start off the new (Chinese) year right with this 5/10K Run/Bike race this weekend in Chinatown. The bike race takes place on Saturday, while the run takes place on Sunday. All races cost $40 to enter. Various festivities will also take place in the Chinatown Central Plaza for most of the day.

African-American Festival
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, February 23-24
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

Celebrate Black History Month at the Aquarium of the Pacific this weekend. For the cost of general admission into the aquarium, guests will get to partake in live entertainment, arts & crafts, food, dancers, music, storytellers, and more.

Inland Empire Brewing Company 4th Anniversary Beer & Food Festival
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, February 23
Inland Empire Brewing Company, Riverside

The IEBC will celebrate their 4th anniversary this weekend just like they did last year – with a massive festival at their brewery. Featuring over 30 breweries, plenty of food trucks, and live music, this festival will please any beer drinker. General admission costs $40, begins at 1pm, and includes 15 beer tasters. VIP admission costs $50, starts at 12pm, comes with 20 beer tasters, and allows access to the VIP area.

Rebel Bingo
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm, February 23
Yost Theater, Santa Ana

If you think you know bingo, think again. This psychedelic interactive party takes bingo to extremes. Expect loud music, alcohol, dancing, intoxication, almost-naked people, and much more that you would not tell your grandparents about.

Brewfest 2013
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, February 24
Newport Beach Brewing Company, Newport Beach

Newport Beach Brewing Co. will host their annual Brewfest this Sunday at their brewery. $25 gets you 12 beer tasters, while guests may purchase more tasters for $1 each. The brewery’s restaurant will remain open for anyone wanting to eat.

Orange County Restaurant Week
February 24 – March 2
Various restaurants in Orange County

For one week, numerous restaurants in Orange County will offer prix-fixe multi-course meals, ranging from $10-20 for lunch and $20-40 for dinner.