Tonight’s a great chance to catch some influential early West Coast punk bands, several of which were barely documented beyond a few stray singles and compilation cuts on Dangerhouse Records. The Weirdos — with the Denney brothers’ zipped-up and mismatched fashion juxtapositions, cranking out thunderous anthems like “We Got the Neutron Bomb” — are the L.A. equivalent to The Damned, although they’re playing here without founding songwriter Cliff Roman. Led by Penelope Houston’s fiery, clarion-call vocals, The Avengers are subversive troublemakers who just happen to have an ear for powerful, rabble-rousing choruses. Street survivor Randy Stodola combines Beat poetics with savage Peter Gunn riffs in his revamped Alley Cats, while infamous producer Geza X (Dead Kennedys, Germs) makes a rare appearance, sitting in with demented jazz-punk provocateurs the Deadbeats. Even rarer, Rhino-39 revive their insidiously catchy teenage pop-punk ditties for the first time in three decades.

Sun., Nov. 9, 4 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 11/09/14)

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