British band The Vibrators formed in 1976, and so were there right at the very beginning of the punk rock movement. That said, despite the sexually charged name, they came from the pub-rock scene with a more traditional rock & roll sound. Indeed, in ’76 they backed Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople fame on his solo tour. The lineup had changed dramatically since then — notably, founding member Knox is no longer performing with them and the only original member left is drummer Eddie Edwards. But whatever, any opportunity to hear “Automatic Love” live is worth taking. It’ll be boozy, snotty, spit-fueled fun.
The Vibrators play with Sin City Rejects, GOB Patrol, Anarchy Lace, Brain Anchor and Toxic Energy at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 22 at the Whisky A Go Go.