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Having formed in Hayward up in Alameda County in 1974, the band with the full name of Yesterday and Today put out the self-titled debut and Struck Down sophomore album in the ‘70s, but it was in the big hair days of the ‘80s that saw them really thrive. Albums such as Earthshaker, Black Tiger and Mean Streak saw their profile rise, and then In Rock We Trust put them on the Billboard 200. They took a break in 1991 but were back by ’95, ready to have another go in the brutal backdrop of the ‘90s. The core members have kept the band alive with some impressive releases and a killer live show.

Y&T plays with The Hard Way, 3TB and As Is at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 21 at the Whisky A Go Go.

LA Weekly