Slap on some thick eyeliner and break out the Creepers because seminal punk band The Damned is playing House of Blues Anaheim. Known as the fathers of the Goth genre, The Damned has been fundamental in the punk music scene since 1976. While the band’s members have transformed over time, with lead singer Dave Vanian serving as the only constant, their trademark skeleton logo has remained a staple of their influence on music and popular culture for nearly four decades. Witness these icons of the anti-establishment in their current form—Vanian, Captain Sensible, Monty Oxy Moron, Pinch and Stu West—in the slightly wrinkly flesh, but don’t let that discourage you, because punk never gets old.
Thu., May 23, 8 p.m., 2013