Fullerton band The Adolescents formed in 1980, so they’re right up there with the early SoCal punk bands and are pretty much royalty in these parts. And while they might not hold the gravitas of an X or a Germs to some, there are few Los Angeles-area punk bands with a better song up their sleeve than “Amoeba.” Of course, the hole left by Steve Soto’s passing last year is massive and frankly impossible to fill, but new bassist Brad Logan has been doing an admirable job of keeping the band moving forward. Last year’s Cropduster album, their last with Soto and their ninth in total, is proof that these old punks still have plenty to offer.
The Adolescents play with The Vulturas, Greg Antista & the Lonely Streets and more at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 23 at Alex’s Bar.
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