The American Heist came out with a loud and rowdy set. They have a hearty sound that is unique to Texas-infused punk rock. These four left the crowd warmed up and ready for the main acts.
Youth Brigade came out next, and instantly drew a large crowd. Excited young punks slammed up front while older folks stayed back, laughing at Shawn Stern’s many quips about aging punks. The band played mostly favorites, including Violence, I Hate My Life, Sink With California, and Fight to Unite. Their energetic set proved that theystill put on a show that appeals to all kinds of fans.
The Adolescents closed the night, ripping through their set list to fit in many different songs. Some of the favorites in this set were Creatures, Rip It Up, Kids of the Black Hole,Amoeba, and Wrecking Crew. Tony Adolescent stayed in one spot for the most part, spitting out fast lines to keep up with the quick tempo of each song. However, an overbearing stage presence wouldn’t have been necessary; the kids went wild for every song regardless.
Together, Youth Brigade and The Adolescents brought a raucous night of Cali punk to Dallas. They proved that classic bands are always worth seeing, and they are showing no signs of slowing down.