Emerging from Southern California's punk scene at the tail end of the '70s, Agent Orange hails from the fine city of Fullerton. Known for a style that defied conventions of the day, this band used typically unpunk sonic elements in their style including surf rock and metal. Listening to old gems such as "Bloodstains," the snaking lead seems to draw on middle eastern influences. The jam "Fire in the Rain," gets heady and poetic with vocalist Mike Palm singing about a vast world of possibilities with a heavy, yet new wave sound. We're glad they're still at it.
Fri., Jan. 25, 9 p.m., 2013