T.S.O.L. and The Dwarves
Great American Music Hall
April 4, 2019
Two legendary punk bands storm the Great American Music Hall at the beginning of April. T.S.O.L., True Sounds of Liberty, has been playing hardcore punk since 1978. Hailing from southern California, the band has survived multiple breakups, deaths, and a variety of changes in the band’s lineup.
The band originally featured the lineup of vocalist Jack Grisham, guitarist Ron Emory, bassist Mike Roche, and drummer Todd Barnes, bursting onto the local SoCal club scene with an image that included white face paint and dark, energetic anthems about alienation and troubled youth. T.S.O.L. played with The Damned, The Dead Kennedys, and other big name punk bands and later headlined with openers including Bad Religion, Suicidal Tendencies, and Social Distortion.
T.S.O.L. released The Trigger Complex, their 11th studio recording, in 2017.
The Dwarves started out in Chicago in the mid-80s but relocated to the Bay Area. The band came out of the hardcore scene but developed a wider range of punk styles, but staying true to their hardcore roots. The band had wild shows that never failed to entertain despite occasional injuries on and off stage.
Guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed is well-known in the Bay Area, playing with his own band that often features Bite guitarist Keith Mueller. HeWhoCannotBeNamed usually performs without much clothing on and a face mask, blending his appearance with the sound of The Dwarves.
This should be an incredible night of loud, hard, rough punk, don’t miss out.