Punk Rock Swap Meet
Featuring Circle One, Killroy, Glue Gun, Sorry State and Public Nuisance
Knights of Columbus Council 3601, Canoga Park, CA
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM
This was one of the most entertaining afternoons I have spent in a long while. It was an all-star show mixed in with a swap meet (I guess you figured out how it got its name), with a bit of a family reunion mixed in. Records, T-shirts and paintings all for sale at reasonable rates.
Public Nuisance went on first and put on a real good set. Good old-fashioned punk rock.
The second band of the night was Sorry State. They were a great straightforward punk band. The crowd loved them. I dug them too.
The third band of the day was Glue Gun. They are a really enjoyable band. Vocalist Bob Oedy has great stage presence. The band was joined onstage by Gizz Lazlo as co-vocalist. Great set.
The fourth act of the day was Killroy. I had seen them live once or twice before. The band puts on a great show. Nothing half-assed here, a real 1980’s underground punk-rock feel to their music. Killroy provides an adrenaline-charged set with some powerful vocals.
Nowadays, it’s rare to see a band that can maintain that kind of energy level throughout their entire set. Most tend to die down mid-set.
Circle One’s provided an all-star set, original members Mike Vallejo, Danny Dorman and Jody Hill were in top form. They have a fairly new singer, whose name I didn’t catch, did a great job of engaging the crowd.
If you were there you had fun if you weren’t there – you wish you were.
This, by far, was the best evening I have spent in a long time.
The next Punk Rock Swap Meet is scheduled for July 16, 2016, come one out.
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