GV30: Black Flag, Descendents, the Vandals - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium - 12/18/11
Javier Cabral Keith Morris and Chuck Dukowski of Black Flag
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Last night was the final night of GV30, concert promoter Goldenvoice's 30th anniversary punk rock show. It was legendary. The sheer energy of the sold out show proved that punk is still alive and kicking in 2011. The most exciting part? Keith Morris and Chuck Dukowski were on the same stage again. The rumors were true and Black Flag were indeed the night's special guests.
Ill Repute were the night's first fan favorites. They got the ball rolling fast with their explosive signature "Nard-core" sound, the term coined for the punk rock scene out of Oxnard, California. "Goldenvoice played a big role in getting the Oxnard scene big in L.A." said John Phaneuf, Ill Repute's singer. They started their set with "Sleepwalking," and went on to play everything their fans wanted to hear, including "Clean Cut American Kid" and "Cherokee Nation."
Javier Cabral Ill Repute: Nard-core in Los Angeles