The Adolescents Come Out for Howie Pyro: Following a recent benefit at Zebulon back in October, friends of punk mainstay Howie Pyro are doing another one at Alex’s Bar this week. Pyro has been a beloved figure in the punk scenes of both NYC and L.A. for decades, playing with D-Generation, the Blessed, the Freaks, Danzig, Joey Ramone and many more.

He’s been suffering with illness that requires a liver transplant, so the punk scene is doing what it does — stepping up. Performing on Saturday are the Adolescents, the Bomboras, CH3, NIIS, Vicky Tafoya (acoustic) and DJ Matt Beld.

Simply put, there are very few better SoCal punk anthems than the Adolescents’ “Amoeba.” In fact, that iconic blue-and-red 1981 self-titled debut from which it came is one of the all-time great SoCal punk albums. Amoeba” is such a mad jam that former Adolescent and co-writer Casey Royer has made it a staple of the set with his band D.I. Of course, there’s way more to the Adolescents that this one song — 2018’s Cropduster was their ninth album and the last with fallen comrade Steve Soto. But you can’t keep this great band down, and this benefit set should be a classic.

The Adolescents Come Out for Howie Pyro: The event takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 11 at Alex’s Bar.

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