Best Punk Band (2013)

The Briggs

The Briggs are the biggest local punk band you've probably never heard of. They've shared stages with heavyweights like Bad Religion, Anti-Flag and The Dropkick Murphys, and have played Warped tour. Formed by Jason LaRocca and his brother Joey — both of whom play guitar and sing vocals — The Briggs harmonize on catchy sing-alongs and tear it up with heavy punk riffs. They also can be funny, chanting on their most popular song, "This Is L.A.": "These streets are nothing but a parking lot/But I don't care because I'm not going anywhere." (It's played before Los Angeles Kings and Galaxy home games.) The Briggs came back strong last year after a short hiatus with the single "Panic," and their fifth album is coming soon. Get excited! —Juan Gutierrez


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