The last time veteran L.A. punks the Dickies were performing around this area, it was to play the Stukas Over Disneyland and Idjit Savant albums in their entirety. That was fascinating, though one suggests that this Whisky gig will be a little more informal (not that those other gigs were formal in any conventional sense). This one is for Stan Lee’s birthday (the other Stan Lee), the guitarist who formed the Dickies with original bassist Billy Club after seeing The Damned’s first U.S. tour. It’s been a long and whacky road since then, with the band seeing capers and controversy, and a surprise hit single with that cover of the Banana Splits theme. He deserves a good party.

Dickies play with The Bastards, Scurvy Kids, The Pawns, Sick Sense, Am Samstag and Bloodbelly Blues at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 21 at the Whisky A Go Go.

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