CJ Ramone is the former Marine who took over for bassist Dee Dee Ramone during that last zig-zaggy seven years of what was basically the foundational band for American punk rock. And not only did he walk away intact, he kept playing and pushing on with his own not-as-Ramones-y as you might think rock ‘n’ roll, culminating in his newest and just-about-out album Reconquista. (From the album previews, you think it’s more like the Dead Boys or the Stooges.) Recorded here in OC with guests like Steve Soto, Billy Zoom and Frank Agnew, Reconquista just crossed the 100% mark on crowdfund site PledgeMusic—good news because now you’ll be getting even more of CJ than anyone thought was mathematically possible!
Fri., Feb. 22, 9 p.m., 2013