San Pedro band Bad Cop / Bad Cop, signed to Fat Mike’s Fat Wreck Chords, have been kicking serious ass since dropping the Not Sorry debut album in 2015. That was followed by Warriors two years later, an uncompromising album packed with justifiably angry punk rock tunes. There are elements of Social Distortion’s Americana-tinged songwriting in there, plus Beach Boys/Ramones melody and harmony. Regardless, it’s fiery and furious, and absolutely fucking thrilling. They’re touring with the Bar Stool Preachers, a lively ska-punk crew from Brighton, England, so that should make for an exciting night. And t here’s more — melodic local hard rockers Bella Novela and DIY punks Upper/downer also play.
Bad Cop/Bad Cop plays with Barstool Preachers, Bella Novela and Upper Downer at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 at Alex’s Bar.