Fang is well-traveled in many facets of punk rock. The Bay Area punk group started making music in the early '80s as teenagers. As the band members matured, so did their sound, surpassing the stagnation that sometimes accompanies young punk bands. Through the years, they gained notable fans such as Nirvana and Mudhoney. After a hiatus in 1989 they returned to the scene in 1996 and have been sporadically touring.
Verbal Abuse was started in Houston in 1981 At the time, not many bands were playing fast hardcore in Texas and, like D.R.I. and M.D.C. before them, Verbal Abuse relocated to San Francisco in the end of 1981.In San Francisco, Verbal Abuse lived at the infamous "Vats" along with members of The Dicks and M.D.C. as well as Harley Flanagan from the Cro-Mags. In 1996, the band received recognition and newfound interest when thrash metal legends Slayer covered five of their songs on their Undisputed Attitude record. The songs covered are "Disintegration", "Free Money", "Verbal Abuse", "Leeches" and "I Hate You".
OPPOSITION RISING is a new Boston based DIY Hardcore Punk band! Formed in December 2010 by four well-seasoned veterans of the Boston Punk and Hardcore scene with the intent of mixing their favorite elements from all the sub-genres of Punk into one aggressive and brutal yet catchy sound with a strong DIY ethic and intelligent lyrics!
Saturday August 17th @ Tempe Tavern. 21+ 8pm. No Cover! Cheap booze. Light Rail stop. Whats your excuse?