The Adicts

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The Belasco Theater
1050 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA  90015-1614
Few punk anthems of rebellion are as thrilling — and catchy — as The Adicts’ ever-timely “Viva la Revolution.” Over Pete Davison’s throttling sorties of buzzsaw guitar, face-painted singer Keith Warren gleefully urges, “Drink the wine from the rich man’s cask/This revolution won’t be the last.” He’s openly calling for class warfare (“Smash the symbols of the life never had”), but he does it in such an insolently cheeky and merrily swaggering way that even the most curmudgeonly Scrooge won’t be able to help tapping his foot in time on the way to the guillotine. It’s not the British band’s fault that many of their most-Adicting classics came early on with their 1981 debut album, Songs of Praise, but they continue to pair the same kind of shout-along glam-rock choruses with rousing, nonstop punk energy on 2012’s underrated All the Young Droogs.
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