Rikk Agnew Band

Rikk Agnew is probably best known for his tenure in the Adolescents—where he contributed mightily to the pop-turned-punk guitar sound of Southern California punk, which of course still endures today—but there’s a lot more in his discography, too. Like: Christian Death, D.I., Agnew’s underrated solo LP with its standout “OC Life” track and then stints with Social Distortion, The Detours and the obscure Der Stab with future Gun Club-ber Ward Dotson. To put it simply, if you’ve got something loud, catchy and pissed-off in your music collection, odds are it’s got Agnew’s claw marks on it somehow. Rikk Agnew Band does a mix of his songs new, old and immortal. When they say punk’s not dead, they’re talking about this guy.

Fri., March 6, 7 p.m., 2015

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