By LA Weekly
By Henry Rollins
By Weekly Photographers
By Shea Serrano
By Nate "Igor" Smith
By Dan Weiss
By Erica E. Phillips
By Kai Flanders
Cerebral Ballzyis a hardcore punk band from Brooklyn. Influenced by Void and Circle Jerks — and benefiting from the artwork of Black Flag's black flag designer Raymond Pettibon — this five-piece band sings about standard punk fare: drinking, skateboarding, partying and more drinking. We dug around for a few more obscure facts:
1822 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Region: Echo Park
Their first EP, You're Idle, came wrapped in grip tape to "f*ck up all your other 7"s."
The sound you hear in the background of "Puke Song," off their latest release, is that of a toilet flushing.
Their new record, released in March 2011, was recorded by Bronx member Joby.
The band recently told The Village Voice that their name is about being a "cerebral, ballzy group of kids."
Guitar player Jason Banny is vegan.
In a 2009 interview with Chief magazine, they said they keep getting progressively worse. Banny added, "We work really hard to write the worst music we can every time. It's ... fuck, it's a lot of work."
Guitarists Mason and Jason are originally from Santa Barbara.
Of their music, Banny says, "We're not gonna reinvent the wheel. We just spin it really fuckin' fast."
Cerebral Ballzy perform on Tues., June 7, 7 p.m., at the Echo, 1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. All ages.
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