You know those irritating people who are always dismissively saying “That’s so punk rock” about something? Here’s your chance to show them what’s really up. After you enter In Cahoots on Sunday, point them toward the grub, then give a nod over to the original punk rock pirate—the guy in the corner who looks like he’d rather kill you than look at you—Duane Peters. Then let them know: that’s punk rock. The front man for U.S. Bombs is the last remaining member of the band that spawned most of the toothless troubadour’s other acts (Die Hunns, the Duane Peters Gunfight), but the Bombs are, by far, the gnarliest—if you don’t count the Exploding Fuck Dolls, which by their very name alone rocks your world and scares your grandma. Peters is a man who probably had no intention of living this long, yet he walks among us, a living, breathing museum of Southern California punk culture. Aside from the other swell bands on the bill like Smogtown and the Stitches, punk rock dads can pull their cool card for the day by bringing their jaded skate-rat kids with them to the all-ages show and prove to them what wussies Green Day are. And in addition to the food—hot dogs, burgers, tacos and corn on the cob!—there’ll also be a screening of Another State of Mind, the famed 1983 documentary mostly centering on the then-adolescent bands Social Distortion and Youth Brigade, but it’s also known for hysterical footage of future Minor Threat/Fugazi godhead Ian Mackaye working at his day job scooping ice cream at Häagen-Dazs. That’s so punk rock! (Shawn Smith)
U.S. Bombs rock the Punk Rock Barbecue with the Stitches, Smogtown, Confronted, Griptape Sluts, Celebrity Hand Job and Final Solution at In Cahoots, 3742 Park Sierra Dr., Riverside, (951) 359-4800. Sun., 1 p.m. $10-$12. All ages.