Booze & Glory

Booze & Glory

THE GENERATORS, Lion's Law, Hardknocks

Sat, May 20, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Booze & Glory
London's BOOZE & GLORY suffer no curiosity towards anything but their tried and true brand of hook-laden, red-brick sidewalk stompin', Skinhead Oi! Rock 'N' Roll. They have no interest in detouring into awkward metal riffs, compromising mainstream tendencies or any other fraudulent leanings. BOOZE & GLORY stick to who they are, what they know, and what they love — working class Oi! punk rock 'n' roll.

They herald their love of their favorite football team, West Ham United. They recant the tales of pub sessions with good friends and cold booze and the struggles of being a drinking man on a workingman's wage. And they tell the stories of friends gone wrong and life gone astray. Influenced by their English forefathers such as The Cockney Rejects, The Business and the 4-Skins, BOOZE & GLORY are poised to charge forward hard and far as the primary contemporary carriers of the British Oi! torch.

Having already laid their claim to the European territory through years of hard touring and strong festival appearances, BOOZE & GLORY are now ready to make themselves known in the US. Sailor's Grave Records is honored to welcome the boys to the fold.

For Fans Of: The Business, Evil Conduct, Cock Sparrer, Sham 69
THE GENERATORS
THE GENERATORS
The Generators have been at the forefront of the Los Angeles punk scene since 1997, and were recently mentioned by one of Americas leading news publications, the USA Today as one of Americas most under rated punk bands. ​

When the punk scene in Los Angeles was being recognized across the globe vocalist Doug "Dagger" Kane was one of the young familiar faces in the picture. Frequenting all the early Punk clubs like The Vex, The Cathay De Grande, and Godzilla's, a then 16 year old Dagger joined in on the action, and started singing for his first punk band Doug &The Slugz. In 1983 The Slugz were documented as one of America's first OI! Street punk bands, and on any typical night they were opening up for other notorious punk acts like The Abandoned, Ill Repute, Mad Parade, and the Flower Leopards.

In 1989 Dagger would go on to lead the Southern California punk band Schleprock. Through out the nineties the band supported the likes of Green Day, Rancid, The Specials, Sublime, as well as many others. After numerous records and non-stop touring over three continents, Warner Brothers Records eventually swept up Schleprock into the major label record feeding frenzy. In 1996 Schelprock released" Americas Dirty Little Secret", but due to internal breakdowns and drug addictions Schleprock dis- banded in January of 1997.

Along side Dagger, there is also founding member guitarist Mike Snow. Snow and Dagger's friendship go all the way back to 1980 as child hood friends. Snow was one of the early faces upon the Los Angeles mod scene in the early 1980's, and his first band Subway also played along side Doug & The Slugz on some of these early LA punk gigs. Mike Snow was also part of one of California's first street punk bands The Choice through out the mid to late nineties. In 2009 Schleprock guitarist Sean Romin re- joined Daggers side to take front stage for The Generators. Romin has also been around the LA Punk scene since the eighties and has been playing lead guitar for the old school LA Hardcore band Decry over the past decade. With this trio of veterans together holding the reins, The Generators prepare to embark on another journey, and another mission to the manipulate the sound waves.

As of 2012 The Generators have been in the trenches for 15 years, which in the world of punk rock can be considered a lifetime. They have released 8 full-length albums, and they have put in their fare share of blood, sweat, and tears at earning a name for themselves. There is now a sense that the band has begun to really pay their dues, and is graduating to headlining tours and high profiled albums. The Generators somehow always remain to set themselves apart from the typical punk rock pack. Whether it is with their creative story telling approach, or the way they twist, and turn all the melodies around. The boys from the city of angels somehow always manage to keep changing things up, while keeping their fans feeling safe in that familiar place.
Lion's Law
Venue Information:
Alex's Bar
2913 E Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA, 90804
http://www.alexsbar.com/