Sunday, July 22nd
The Weirdos with Egrets on Ergot and Mantooth
$15 adv / $17 doors
7pm doors/8pm show
Tickets on sale Friday 6/1 at 10am at The Record Exchange or online at
The Olympic is proud to present LA punk legends THE WEIRDOS!
An American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California. They formed in 1975 and broke up in 1981, were occasionally active in the 1980s, and recorded new material in the 1990s. Critic Mark Deming calls them “quite simply, one of the best and brightest American bands of punk’s first wave.”
The band was formed in 1975 by singer John Denney and his guitarist brother Dix (sons of Hollywood actress Nora Denney), initially using the band names the Barbies and the Luxurious Adults. The Weirdos were originally a 1950s-inspired hard rock and roll band that, like the Ramones in New York City, predated the UK punk scene. While initially trying to distance themselves from the genre name “punk” that was created in New York, ultimately the band, in the words of John Denney, “just kinda became more like this punk ROCK N ROLL type thing and we kinda went with it because the fans wanted it. They wore us down and we just said ‘OK, fine! We’re punk rock, similar to the Ramones. Whatever you say.'”
EGRETS ON ERGOT
LA based post punk, deathrock, experimental music.
“Surfeit of Gemutlich” LP – The debut album from L.A.-based post-punk / death rock architects whose passionate performances and confrontational stage show have made them one of the biggest buzzes in L.A.’s venerable Echo Park scene!