Reagan Youth

Reagan Youth

Luicidal, The Fiends, Upper Downer

Thu, January 17, 2019

8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Reagan Youth
Reagan Youth
"Reagan Youth is an American punk rock band formed by singer Dave Rubinstein (Dave Insurgent) and guitarist Paul Bakija (Paul Cripple) in Queens, New York in early 1980. They were pivotal in introducing the style of hardcore punk to the East Coast punk scene, but have also been identified as a part of the peace punk movement. As strident radical anarchists, their name is a play on Hitler Youth.
Their initial career lasted until 1990, and singer Rubinstein committed suicide three years later following a series of tragic events. In 2006, Bakija reformed the band with bassist Al Pike, drummer Javier Madriaga, and several new members.
An important group in the New York/New Jersey hardcore scene, they performed regularly at CBGB and toured the U.S. extensively, often with other early punk bands such as the Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, and The Misfits. Beastie Boys and Rancid, among other significant successful punk rock and alternative rock groups, have cited Reagan Youth as an influence. NOFX mentions Reagan Youth in their 2003 song, "Franco Un-American"."
Luicidal is a punk band from Venice, California, formed in 2012 by former Suicidal Tendencies bassist Louiche Mayorga, vocalist Mando Ochoa, guitarist Ricky Reynaga and drummer R.J. Herrera (also a former member of Suicidal Tendencies). The band started as a cover band that played songs from the first three Suicidal Tendencies albums, but following the positive responses from their early shows, they decided to switch from playing cover songs to writing original music. However, Reynaga left Luicidal in 2013, and was replaced by Great Gods Of Greed guitarist Marty Ramirez. The band's self-titled debut album was released in 2014 to positive reviews, and most notably, it saw a reunion with Mayorga and Herrera's former Suicidal bandmates. Herrera quit a few years after to be replaced by Vince Sollecito on drums.
The Fiends
Venue Information:
Alex's Bar
2913 E Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA, 90804