If you spent middle-school carving “EPITAPH4EVA” into desks or arms, this tour may be in your wheelhouse. The Offspring’s jacked-up antipathy fueled fluke 1994 smash Smash, and the Orange County quartet never ceased dining out on variations on that theme. Whether you consider Bad Religion the thinking punker’s choice or the soundtrack to undergraduate societal discontent , it’s impossible to fault the band for encouraging considered dissent, sponsoring an annual college scholarship, or giving “21st Century Digital Boy” to a crumbling world that’s emphatically tuned it’s three-chord broadsides out (and there have been so, so many) since Day One. Along for the ride because, why not: pre-millennial punk weed carriers-equivalents Pennywise and The Vandals.
Mon., Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m.; Tue., Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 30, 2014