Every week, more shows from old punk bands are announced. It's uncanny.
NOFX, Feb. 19 at the Grove of Anaheim On sale: Noon Friday, Oct. 31 ($20) Veteran punk band fronted by the irascible Fat Mike, owner of Fat Wreck Chords. He also founded the Rock Against Bush effort in 2004, so he must be pretty psyched to see his dream come true four years later due to term limits!
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Bad Brains, Dec. 8 at the House of Blues, Anaheim On sale: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 ($25) Hardcore punk legends who released a new studio album, "Build a Nation," last year. Inspired future blends of hard rock and reggae like 311. Hey, no one's perfect.
Mest, Jan. 23 at the House of Blues, Anaheim On sale: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 ($15) Mest has been through a lot in the last couple years. Breaking up, getting back together, their lead singer fatally stabbed a guy (it was self-defense!). They're back together for the "One Night Stand" tour and working on new material.
Appetite for Destruction/Back in Black, Dec. 18 at the House of Blues, Anaheim On sale: Noon Friday, Oct. 31 ($12.50) Two cover bands; apparently part of the "House of Blues Tribute Series Tour." Hmm, I wonder what bands they're in tribute to. It's a real stumper.