Best Record Label Orange County 2011 - TKO Records
Fountain Valley's ultra-punk record label TKO Records (which also has a brick-and-mortar shop that carries a varied selection of rare and collectible vinyl) actually started in San Francisco in 1997, but it has been saving Orange County's aging crusty punks one record deal at a time since moving here in 2004. The label has produced releases from big names such as the Dropkick Murphys, Swingin' Utters, Cock Sparrer, the Templars and more, and it is still unabashedly punk rock, from its fliers (yes, black and white + jagged writing = punk) to its associates to its events (a book signing for TSOL's Jack Grisham). Punk Rock Christmas at Alex's Bar? Hand me the green-and-red Manic Panic, please!