Pennywise

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Posted November 21, 2013 in

(WEB)pickPENNYWISEFri, Nov. 23

Of all the legendary punk bands to be seen in your lifetime, one that should top your list is Pennywise. With an impressive 25 years under its belt, the band knows a thing or two about keeping fans satisfied. It unleashes a fury of melodic, classic high-energy punk rock that brings people together. Coming together is exactly what the band had to do in 1997, when “Bro Hymn (Tribute)” was re-recorded and re-released on the Full Circle album (originally from the debut album, Pennywise). It was dedicated to bassist Jason Thirsk, who left the band to fight his alcoholism, but sadly committed suicide while trying to beat his addiction. Although that song wasn’t a hit on the charts, it has sure been a hit amongst fans. It’s the official song for numerous soccer teams in Europe, been through the NFL, Lacrosse, UFC and it’s played after each home goal of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks. Other trouble came for the band after lead singer Jim Lindberg left in 2009 to record the documentary, The Other F Word (based on his book, Punk Rock Dad: No Rules, Just Real Life). He was replaced by Zoli Teglas of the band Ignite, but after a strange turn of events, Lindberg came back at the beginning of this year with a renewed sense of passion, because the band is working on a commemorative box set. All of the kick-ass energy from 25 years of music will be channeled to make this a show you won’t want to miss. (Derek Obregon)

The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us. 7pm. $25.


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