SUBURBAN CLAMPDOWN 2 w/ Deviates, Agent Orange, Excel + more

Sat Dec 11 2021

5:30 PM Doors - 10:00 PM

Garden Amphitheatre

12762 Main Street Garden Grove, CA 92840

$22.00

All Ages

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Garden Amp presents Suburban Clampdown 2
Deviates,Agent Orange, Excel, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Cigar, The Line, Hoist the colors, Stalag 13, Dog Party, Bewitcher, The Venomous Pinks, Urethane and Dissension. 
Saturday December 11th 5:30pm
$25
 
All Ages / Food Pop-Up /  Full Bar w/ 21+ID
Garden Amp is located at:
12762 Main St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

For Venue Info, Tickets, all the latest show announcements and contests:
gardenamp.comFacebook, and @gardenampoc @thelockerroomoc on IG

Garden Amp presents
SUBURBAN CLAMPDOWN 2 w/ Deviates, Agent Orange, Excel + more

  • Deviates

    Deviates

    Punk

  • Agent Orange

    Agent Orange

    Alternative Rock

  • Excel

    Excel

    Heavy Metal

    Following their 2013 reunion, California hardcore/thrash metal crossover act, EXCEL, has since teamed up with Southern Lord who will now be reissuing their debut album, Split Image, this Summer.

    Having their 1984 formation, EXCEL released three studio albums as well as a number of demos and singles. Equally influenced by punk rock and heavy metal in both attitude and delivery, the band’s rabid musical approach and intelligent lyrics set them apart as a genre-defining act of the era. Produced by Randy Burns (Death, Possessed, Megadeth, Kreator, Suicidal Tendencies), Split Image was originally released through Suicidal and Caroline Records in 1987, and has since remained widely regarded as an elemental release as part of the ‘80s crossover explosion.

    The upcoming Southern Lord reissue of Split Image will contain bonus material, including the Sonic Decapitation, Personal Onslaught and Refuse To Quit demos, their Welcome To Venice and Thrasher Magazine compilation tracks, plus alternative album cover art and a photo booklet which has never been previously released. It marks the first time the record shall be available on vinyl since it was originally released in 1987. EXCEL will also be releasing a replica of their second demo, Personal Onslaught, as a limited edition preorder item, also including their third demo Refuse To Quit on the b-side.

    The current EXCEL lineup — Dan Clements on vocals, Shaun Ross on bass, Mike Cosgrove on drums and Alex Barreto on guitar — will continue this new chapter of the band, and will cross the continent to play an East Coast showcase at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar on Tuesday June 17th. Expect more updates regarding EXCEL in the coming weeks.

    “Maybe there is life in Venice, CA, that doesn’t involve the beach; iron pumpers and Suicidal Tendencies, since that’s all you seem to hear about. Yes? Of course, there is always EXCEL! Their demos were major impression sessions and now with the release of their first album Split Image, the direction of EXCEL is officially exposed. Combining a rabble-rousing attack of metal with deep hardcore roots, the outcome is thick and heavy with sudden excursions into the rapids. EXCEL is definitely brick material, hard and sturdy. Not suffering from snare core, they advance with sonic power and creep forth with an awesome fatness.” – Pushead – Thrasher Magazine #2, 1988

  • Bad Cop / Bad Cop

    Bad Cop / Bad Cop

    Hardcore Punk

    It’s been a hectic couple of years since Los Angeles punk quartet Bad Cop/Bad Cop dropped their debut full-length, Not Sorry. The band spent a huge chunk of the intervening time on the road, like most bands do—and they wound up discovering some ugly things about themselves, like most bands do. Only for Bad Cop/Bad Cop, it got very serious, very quickly. “We were on the Fat Wreck Chords 25th anniversary tour in 2015, and Stacey was partying really hard,” says co-vocalist Jennie Cotterill. “She ended up bottoming out on the tour, and we had to leave. It was not a good separation. We had to go home and drop off the tour and figure out if we were still a band, what are we going to do about Stacey… Thankfully, Fat helped send her to detox, and she came out of that as a completely new person with a totally different trajectory. Before that, she was demonically possessed. She was destroying everything around her.” Out of that experience came “Amputations,” one of the highlights on Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s explosive second album, Warriors. The song is a slower, bigger sing-along than anything else in the band’s growing catalog, and it’s about the only thing not at a breakneck pace on the record.

    Many of the album’s most cathartic, aggressive moments come from the mind of co-vocalist Stacey Dee, who after going through the darkest time of her life has come out stronger than ever. Instead of focusing solely on her own issues, she was able to expand her horizons, writing songs as poignant as “Victoria” (about a friend’s child who committed suicide) and “Womanarchist” (in which Dee namedrops Revolutionary War heroine Nancy Morgan Hart and Joan of Arc while proclaiming she wants “to make the whole world feminist”). Dee explains much of her expanded worldview came in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, making Warriors one of the first punk albums written in the Trump era.

    “The election made a real big impact on us,” Dee says. “We were really hurt and really sad. It felt like we needed to take a stand and say something. I had never really dug into anything super-serious about fairness, equality or justice in my songwriting before. When my bandmates and I got a chance to rebuild together following my fall, it was all about honesty, celebrating our differences and letting our power come together naturally.” The foursome began recording immediately following a successful tour with the Interrupters last fall, spending roughly six weeks between Hurley Studios and Maple Sound Studios with their longtime collaborator and producer Davey Warsop between December 2016 and February 2017, with Jason Livermore (Descendents, Lagwagon) responsible for mixing and mastering—and just like on Not Sorry, Fat Wreck Chords founder Fat Mike chimed in with plenty of ideas as well.

    “When it comes to songwriting, I’m open to anyone offering ideas—I think that makes it cooler. I’m all about what sounds best. Mike had really great ideas—most of the time, I agreed with him,” Dee says with a laugh. That songwriting invitation extended within the band, too, as bassist Linh Le contributed two of Warriors’ finest moments, “I’m Done” and the title track. The former tackles the topic of gender-related microaggressions (“I felt instead of being passive-aggressive about it, I was just going to be aggressive,” Le says); the latter was written to pay homage to all who have devoted their lives to fight for equality and was inspired by the Trưng sisters, who led Vietnam’s rebellion against China nearly 2,000 years ago. Needless to say, there is more to Bad Cop/Bad Cop than your average punk band—and that’s how the women like it. “It is important to raise awareness,” Le says. “There are so many people we care about who feel stuck or afraid.”

    “We tend to stick up for the underdog,” Dee concludes. “It hurts us when anyone is marginalized. I was so negative for most of my life. After changing my life, I have been trying to focus on strength, connectedness and positivity. I think this record is a good start.”

  • Stalag 13

    Stalag 13

    Punk

  • Dog Party

    Dog Party

    Alternative Rock

  • The Venomous Pinks

    The Venomous Pinks

    Punk

  • Urethane

    Urethane

    Punk

  • Dissension

    Dissension

    Punk

    Est. 1984 on the West side of Long Beach, Ca
  • Cigar

    Cigar

    Punk

  • The Line

    The Line

    Post Punk

  • Hoist The Colors

    Hoist The Colors

    Post-Punk

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Garden Amp presents

SUBURBAN CLAMPDOWN 2 w/ Deviates, Agent Orange, Excel + more

Sat Dec 11 2021 5:30 PM Doors - 10:00 PM

Garden Amphitheatre Garden Grove CA
SUBURBAN CLAMPDOWN 2 w/ Deviates, Agent Orange, Excel + more

$22.00 All Ages

Garden Amp presents Suburban Clampdown 2
Deviates,Agent Orange, Excel, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Cigar, The Line, Hoist the colors, Stalag 13, Dog Party, Bewitcher, The Venomous Pinks, Urethane and Dissension. 
Saturday December 11th 5:30pm
$25
 
All Ages / Food Pop-Up /  Full Bar w/ 21+ID
Garden Amp is located at:
12762 Main St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

For Venue Info, Tickets, all the latest show announcements and contests:
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