Agent Orange

Agent Orange

The Pegs, The Subjectors, Sick Sense

Sat, December 16, 2017

8:00 pm

The Karman Bar

Laguna Niguel, CA

$15.00

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 Levesque had been replaced by Brent Liles (ex-Social Distortion) the previous year.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.
The Pegs
The Pegs
Since their first action filled over-the-top live show in late 2002, THE PEGS consistently bring their brand of high energy and catchy punk rock to venues throughout the Southern California club circuit. With their musical inspiration rooted firmly in the rich tradition of original Orange County and L.A. Punk bands from the late 70’s and early 80’s, THE PEGS put their twist on it, turn it inside out, and make their own unique sound. They have released a steady stream of 7-inch records on well respected independent labels like RAPID PULSE and NO FRONT TEETH RECORDS, and have received positive reviews and praise from RAZORCAKE and MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL fanzines etc. THE PEGS charismatic stage presence, good sense of humor, work ethic, and approachability make them a favorite of music fans new and old.
The Subjectors
Sick Sense
Sick Sense
Sick Sense started way back in 93' by frontman Mando Ochoa. By the summer of 95' Mando met Ricky Siordia [bassist}. Over the next few years, different members came & went.Such as Paul Oliveras[guitar]who also went on to form "Future Primative" & "Cosmic creeps",& Jason Bakx [drums] from "S.M.D." & "The Black Helicopters".

With two albums of hardcore punk rock, and a million shows later, Ricky decided to retire from punk rock in 2004' Sick Sense has shared the mainstage with international acts like, the Dickies, Di, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Guttermouth, T.S.O.L., Union 13, Creeper, GWAR, The Casualties,Naked Aggression, Ten Foot Pole, Agent orange, UK subs, D.F.L., Zeke, M.D.C., smutt pedlers, beowulf, U.S.bombs , Strung Out,and others!

Sick Sense has also been on a international tour with Voodoo Glow Skulls and Ten Foot Pole Sick Sense cd Out of Sight, Out of Mind was put out by Frank Casillas front man for Voodoo Glow Skulls d.i.y. label E.P.L. and was a great asset for Sick Sense when it landed them some television apperances on KJL as illegal interns, also on Chanel 34 Univision which was viewd by over two million viewers world wide. Sick Sense also appeared on Channel 13 Poor Man Show. Then...........in 2005........ Guitarist formerly of C.T.U, Rev Brown, and Bass player formerly of Inkonsiderate and of ASBESTOS, Danial Wasson joined the band. At this moment in time Jason Mackeweitz was pounding the drums. Then along came JOEY. Joey Cazares took over on the drums and ideas of an album began to brew. In 2006 we went to DOG RUN STUDIOS (Eddie Cassillas of Voodoo Glow Skulls) to record our next album which is self titled and was released on Piranha Recordz out of Venice beach.... We then decided in 2008 to bring guitar shredder face melter Timi Walters onto the set to have 2 guitar players. Now with Timi and Rev on the guitars , Danial Wasson on bass Joey Cazares on drums and Mando singing we once again had the ideas-a brewin! And the next album was born........."Welcome To The Sickside" was released in 2009. And once again the drum throne was in rotation.............After several years of sheer dedication and hard work and 2 albums under his belt, Joey Cazares ( A.K.A LIL JOE ) went on to play drums for Bonsai and O.G drummer from the first 2 albums Jason Bakx was back on the set.....................NOW, Through all of the blood, sweat , and beers, It's 2012 and with this current line-up the ideas are-a brewin harder than ever. We are currently underway writing a new album that we feel will be our best yet.............stay tuned "ITS GONNA BE SICK!!!"
Venue Information:
The Karman Bar
26022 Cape Dr
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677
http://www.thekarmanbar.com/