Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

The Adolescents & The Weirdos

The Adolescents & The Weirdos

The Droogettes

Thu, June 25, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$17.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

The Adolescents
The Adolescents
The Adolescents formed in January 1980 in Fullerton, CA by Steve Soto after he was booted from Agent Orange in December 1979. Original members were: Tony Cadena (vocals), Steve Soto (Bass), Frank Agnew (Guitar), John O'Donovan (Guitar), and Peter Pan (Drums). Both John & Peter left in June and were replaced by Rikk Agnew (Guitar) and Casey Royer (Drums), both formerly of Social Distortion & The Detours.

The Adolescents signed with Frontier Records in January 1981 and recorded the Blue Album the following month. From start to master, the album was done in four days. The album started hitting the stores in April. Rikk was relieved from the band just as the album was being released, and was replaced by Pat Smear (formerly of the Germs and destined for Nirvana & Foo Fighters). This line up lasted until the end of June when Pat left.

We were planning our first tour for late summer through the fall and Pat couldn't tour. He was replaced by Casey's roommate Steve Roberts. This line up recorded the "Welcome to Reality" EP in July, which was eventually released in October 1981.

Unfortunately the "Classic" Adolescents broke up in August 1981 just before our first ever tour was getting under way (oddly enough, we'd never made it out of California). Not too bad for a band that was only together a year and 8 months! After the break up, Tony formed the Abandoned, Steve & I joined Legal Weapon, Casey formed D.I. and Rikk joined Christian Death after his departure.

After the break up in August 1981 we all did various things, D.I. being the most consistent of all our individual endeavors. After he did his solo album in '83, Rikk joined D.I along with our younger brother Alfie Agnew of Almost 21. This was in my opinion the best version of D.I., the "Ancient Artifacts, Horse Bites, Team Goon" era. That line up ended when the Adolescents reformed in April 1986.

The reformed Adolescents started out with the original "Blue Album" line up. Shows were plentiful and we started working on a new album. By the time the recording of the album was coming up Casey and I left the band. Casey wanted to keep D.I. going, and I lost interest. Sandy Hansen took Casey's place and my younger brother Alfie took mine. They recorded the "Brats in Battalions" album in the late summer, a couple of weeks after me and Casey split.
The Weirdos
The Weirdos
In early 1977 The WEIRDOS mighty sound and singular style were the big-bang igniting the L.A. punk rock scene. In a 1977 interview for SLASH magazine they proclaimed "we're not punks, we're weirdos from Hollyweird!". This was'nt just goofy sloganeering this was a stance intended to distinguish The WEIRDOS as a band apart from the burgeoning punk rock scenes in New York and London. After all, The WEIRDOS were dwelling in thier own urban wasteland (LA) which they embodied in thier songs, graphics and clothes. In 1990, after releasing records on BOMP, DANGERHOUSE and RHINO, The WEIRDOS released the CONDOR LP and the crucial WEIRD WORLD VOL. I on FRONTIER. In 2003 The WEIRDOS released the long-awaited WEIRD WORLD Vol. II; a collection of studio and live recordings. Dateline: July 7, 2004---The WEIRDOS are declared winners of the 2004 L.A. WEEKLY Music Awards for BEST PUNK ROCK/HARDCORE BAND. Read the latest WEIRDOS interview in SKRATCH MAGAZINE on-line at skratchmagazine.com Also; hear The WEIRDOS 1977 classic SOLITARY CONFINEMENT in the new film LORDS OF DOGTOWN. ...and coming soon on FRONTIER lookout for 'The WEIRDOS - Live On Radio'
The Droogettes
The Droogettes
The Droogettes were formed by Philadelphia area based musicians: Rachel Starlett and Jen Reiling in the fall of 2012. The Droogette's vision was clear from day one, to provide the Punk and Oi! movement with an all-female alternative to a scene that is mostly dominated by males. Taking the song by 7 Seconds "Not Just Boys Fun" literally, these girls wanted to provide a voice, not just for a generation, but with a female's outlook and perception. With their image inspired from the film "A Clockwork Orange", these girls play Punk & Oi! influenced by bands like The Business, The Oppressed, Blitz and Cock Sparrer. These Oi! influenced ladies currently have released a debut cd on Creep Records and a split 7" with Scotland's External Menace on Rebel Sound Records with a soon to be released 7" on the German label Shout Proud Records. With the addition of newest members, Elija and Jamie the band has captured new life and is it's strongest ever. The Droogettes are out to prove they can rock as well as their male peers.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123