What a bill! Early fall in the fresh open air of the Port of Los Angeles will see us treated to a punk and rockabilly bill of mostly locals that is unrelentingly brilliant from the 11 a.m. kick-off time to the very end. At the top end of the bill, the heavyweights include crossover hardcore crew Suicidal Tendencies plus the Dead Kennedys (still minus Jello, but by all accounts kicking ass live). Then we get SoCal punk favorites the Dickies, DI and Agent Orange, as well as Danish psychobilly vets Nekromantix, Chicago’s Dwarves, Australia’s The Living End and Michigan’s Koffin Kats. And it goes on. Shattered Faith are still rocking, as is Tim Polecat of British rockabilly band The Polecats. That’s a mouth-watering lineup spread over three stages, so get there early.

SoCal Hoedown takes place at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro from noon on Saturday, October 5. For all the info, go to socalhoedown.com.

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