OFF! On Tour And On Fire
We’re living in trying times, y’all. Everyone is out of work, the economy is still taking a dump and people are finally taking to the streets to Occupy the USA and take a stand. It’s times like these we feel the need to rage out, and every fit of rage deserves an energetic, thrashing soundtrack.
No, I’m not talking about dubstep. I’m talking about good ole fuckin’ punk rock. And luckily, if you live in the Southeastern United States, you’re about to get the perfect chance to head to a show and thrash it all out.
Punk rock super-group of sorts OFF! is bringing their hard-hitting, fast-paced, guitar based mayhem to venues from Texas to Florida now through the end of October.
With a line-up featuring Keith Morris of Black Flag and Circle Jerk fame, Dimitri Coats from Burning Brides, Steven McDonald of Redd Kross, and Mario Rubalcaba from Earthless, Hot Snakes and Rocket From the Crypt, you can rest assured these guys know how to bring the noise.
They made a huge splash debuting their formation at this year’s SXSW, and we certainly took notice during their set at Pitchfork.
Their First Four EPs, released on Vice Records, deliver a rough-neck 16 songs in under 18 minutes. Now, that’s the kind of punk rock beating Wet Paint can get behind.
Check out their new video for their song “Crawl,” and try not to wince as you see Thrasher’s 2010 skater of the year Leo Romero take hits to the face over and over again. Skateboarding and punk/hardcore music have a long, intertwined history, so this video is kind of retro in that way, kind of a nod to the past. The video pretty much speaks for itself. Very west coast punk, very raw. Bails and hardcore go hand in hand.
Also, see the band in action in their video for “Darkness” below. And check out those tour dates to be sure you don’t miss out on the fun.
OFF! Tour Dates
Oct 12 – Sons of Hermann Hall – Dallas, TX
Oct 13 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
Oct 14 – The Studio @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
Oct 15 – Siberia – New Orleans, LA
Oct 17 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
Oct 18 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Oct 19 – Palomino Pool Room – Gainesville, FL
Oct 20 – The Engine Room – Tallahassee, FL
Oct 21 – Backbooth – Orlando, FL
Oct 22 – State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
Oct 23 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL