Agent Orange – Tickets – The Casbah – San Diego – San Diego, CA – December 3rd, 2016

Agent Orange

Casbah presents

Agent Orange

Love Canal, Sculpins

Sat, December 3, 2016

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Casbah - San Diego

San Diego, CA


This event is 21 and over

Agent Orange
Agent Orange
Named after the chemical defoliant so chillingly used by the USA in the Vietnam War, Agent Orange were one of a number of bands formed in the highly active "So-Cal" hardcore scene of Fullerton, Orange County, comprised Mike Palm (vocals, guitar), Steve "Soto" Rodgers (bass) and Scott Miller (drums). However, Rodgers left early in their development to form another local punk attraction, the Adolescents. His replacement was James Levesque.
The band's first important supporter was KROQ disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer, who was fundamental to the promotion of many similar outfits. Their debut release, the Bloodstains EP, was the only one to feature Rodgers, and its title track was the first song the fledgling band wrote. Afterwards, they signed to prominent local label Posh Boy Records, run by Robbie Fields. The subsequent debut album showed the band rising above the usual three-chord bluster of hardcore with a melodic approach that recalled 60s surf instrumental bands (the Ventures being the most obvious influence). However, the band stormed out of the studio near to the album's completion, complaining about being "produced' and Fields' behaviour in general, leaving engineer David Hines and Jay Lansford (of Simpletones, Stepmothers and Channel 3 fame) to finish off the recordings. The Bitchin' Summer EP was one of the first skate/surf punk crossover items, with three energized surf guitar instrumentals establishing the band's future direction. Various problems delayed the next release until the trio signed with Enigma Records for 1984"s When You Least Expect It ... EP, which saw a conscious and largely unsuccessful attempt to accommodate a more disciplined, polished sound, a mistake compounded by a pointless cover version of Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody To Love'. However, all the elements came together for 1986"s This Is The Voice - the overdriven guitar mesh now allied to first-rate songwriting and delivery. This time the cover of "Dangerman" was fine, but subordinate to the Agent Orange originals. Levesque had been replaced by Brent Liles (ex-Social Distortion) the previous year.
Agent Orange remained largely quiet during the early part of the 90s save for a live album. Palm returned in 1996 with two new members and a studio album, Virtually Indestructible. Their 2000 release was a mixture of new recordings and re-recordings.
Love Canal
Love Canal
In 1982 Love Canal formed from the ashes of 2 prominent punk bands from So Cal, "The Rebellions" and Tony Alvas "Skoundrelz". The first singers were Kristie Balsillie followed by Mike Ball OG guitar player of Suicidal Tendencies, thereafter Mr Kerry left The Skoundrelz and joined Arab, Louie Garcia and Bobby Bop of The Rebellions and the nucleus of Love Canal was birthed.

After several compilation releases on Mystic Records, Insane Industries and a few other independent labels the band was signed to National Trust Records (The Vandals, M.I.A., Dont No, Fang, Doggy Style) for their freshman release "Its A Dogs Life So Blow It Out Yer Ass".

From the bands inception in 1982 the punk scene in california was ripe for new bands, following in the footsteps of their peers from Huntington Beach (T.S.O.L., The Vandals, China White and The Crowd) Love Canal kept the beach punk sound alive. The band played every dump/dive bar, theatre and auditorium on the west coast, playing with the likes of Dead Kennedys, The Dickies, T.S.O.L., The Vandals, The Cult, The Cramps, FEAR, Circle Jerks, Agent Orange, GBH, D.O.A., Exploited, Angry Samoans, J.F.A., CH3, D.R.I., 45 Grave, Aggression, M.I.A., 7 Seconds, Wasted Youth, Gang Green, Ill Repute, China White, Battalion of Saints to name a few along the way and even headlining the legendary Olympic Auditorium for an Anti Nukes benefit in front of an estimated crowd of 3000 pissed off punks!!!

The band took some years off only to reform in 2007, with new songs and a new line-up the band is as good if not better then they were some 30 years ago when 4 young punks from H.B. started a band for fun and free beer. Stay tuned to the follow up of their debut album as the band is finishing up recording with 18 new blistering songs!
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.
Venue Information:
The Casbah - San Diego
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101