The 666th Annual Punk Rock Halloween Bash Is Almost Here

The 666th Annual Punk Rock Halloween Bash Is Almost Here

 

  It’s no secret that we may be a little excited for the 666th Annual Punk Rock Halloween Bash coming up this Friday and Saturday at The Yucca Tap Room. To be fair, we’ve been patiently waiting for months while watching details about the show unravel. The anticipation has been painful, and now the reckoning upon us.

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Sloppy Seconds Return To AZ This Weekend After Almost 20 Years

Sloppy Seconds Return To AZ This Weekend After Almost 20 Years

Speaking of “getting it”, how many bands are akin to the Sloppy Seconds, whose book reads exactly like the cover implies? Sweaty, drunk, rude, and surfing out of landlocked Indianapolis, the self-styled Kings of Junk Rock are still managing to offend delicate sensibilities while entertaining the rest of us. Their last album, Endless Bummer, had a delayed release because the pressing plant was offended by the content, even in the late-late year of 2008. Hail Satan! A punk song isn’t worth listening to unless it gets someone into trouble, after all.

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The Murder Junkies 20th Anniversary Tour

I’ll be the first to admit I’ve never forgiven GG Allin for overdosing before he could fulfill his promise to kill himself on stage. Not that I’d hold that against his former band, The Murder Junkies, now on tour in support of its 2011 release Road Killer.

After spending a chunk of the 1990s as a Allin tribute act of sorts, Murder Junkies (featuring original members Merle Allin and Dino Saches) reformed in recent years with renewed enthusiasm, completing several tours – including a stint as opening act for Hank Williams III – and releasing its first full-length in well over a decade.

And while the decision to call themselves G.G. Allin’s Murder Junkies this tour go-around may be debated in some circles – (Misguided sentimentality? Crass commercialism? Who gives a shit?) – there’s no denying these well-worn punks are staying true to the late GG’s credo: “you don’t get what you expect – you get what you deserve.”

The Murder Junkies 20th Anniversary Tour – with locals Christfucker, Roughin It, Mongoloids, and Awful Noise.

Chasers (8005 E. Roosevelt St, Scottsdale) | Thursday, May 12 @ 7pm | $10

 

Pete Petrisko