The Briefs, The Gears, Shattered Faith, Gross Polluter

The Briefs, The Gears, Shattered Faith, Gross Polluter

Photo by Lance Mercer The Briefs

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2018-05-21 20:00:00
8:00 p.m. May 21
$16

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Alex's Bar
2913 E. Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA  90804
562-434-8292
There was seemingly nothing original about The Briefs when they emerged from Seattle in the year 2000. Wearing polka-dot shirts, skinny ties and sunglasses, the punk quartet looked like atemporal clones of such 1977-era bands as The Damned and The Weirdos, and their music was admittedly heavily influenced by Buzzcocks and The Undertones. But the difference between The Briefs and so many other punk revivalists is that their energetic songs are actually catchy and stand up reasonably well to their classic inspirations. Plus, in a post-grunge era when so many other punk and indie Seattle bands looked drab and anonymous, The Briefs had real sartorial style. Guitarist Steve E. Nix and bassist Steve Kicks also play with Steve E. Nix & the Cute Lepers, but they are at their fiercest with the recently reunited Briefs. Also with Angelic Upstarts at the Echoplex, Thursday, May 24.
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