Rancid and Cock Sparrer

When
Fri Mar 23, 2012
Where
The Warfield
Time
8:00pm
Cost
$30 - $32
Tags
Music

Description

Rancid as a band have always been imbued with a sense of place: the blue collar neighborhoods where they grew up in Berkley, California, their place as individuals within their band, their band as part of a movement and their evolving sense of place in relation to the world at large. This year Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Matt Freeman (bass, vocals), Lars Frederiksen (vocals, guitar), and Branden Steineckert (drums) are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Rancid.

Born in the midst of the post-Reagan economic downturn in the San Francisco Bay Area, the East Bay region specifically, Rancid came to light as Armstrong and Freeman were moving forward after the first band they founded, Operation Ivy, reached a friendly demise. As Rancid, the band took up the torch of social commentary and the examination of the local scene and instantly inflamed the newly revived punk community, setting the stage for what was to come.

To date, the band has released numerous bodies of work, including 7 full-length albums - Rancid (1993), Lets Go (1993), And Out Come The Wolves (1995), Life Wont Wait (1998), Rancid (2000), Indestructible (2003), and Let The Dominos Fall (2009).

After having seen the American dream dwindle and fade within their country, community and homes, Rancid put their description of its aftermath into their songs. Each album served as a layer cementing Rancids natural place in punk. Their lyrical themes established their identity in the punk rock world while musically they incorporated horns, rockabilly bass lines, reggae rhythms, rasp, and distortion. Balancing their personal tales of love, loss, and heartbreak with attitude, Rancid gave their listeners a community.

Over the past 2 decades, Rancid has shown awareness of their changing environment and have established their place in it, all while never losing sight of themselves individuals or as a band.

Cock Sparrer are widely considered to be one of the most influential Street Punk bands in history.
2012 sees them celebrate their 40th Anniversary.
The thing about Sparrer is that they're not just a band. They are childhood friends and have been making a noise since they got together way back in 1972. They were playing, drinking, going to football and generally making a nuisance of themselves when the late 1970s punk scene started in London. Finally it seemed that there were hundreds of like-minded people with the same attitude.
Rarely do a band get the reaction that these guys do. A Cock Sparrer show is an event. It's like cup final day. A family singalong. Theirs is a career in reverse, they're bigger now than they ever were. Regularly headlining all the major punk festivals in Europe and occasionally hitting the US to headline events such as Punk Rock Bowling and Riot Fest.
This year is a year of celebration-- with friends. And to start it off the band are hooking up with RANCID, who themselves are celebrating 20 years together, for a joint show on 23rd March at the Warfield in San Francisco.
Cock Sparrer -- 40 years on, still five blokes in a pub, five mates having a laugh, more than just a band.

More Info

Link
http://thewarfieldtheatre.com/eventdetail.php?id=34608
Call
1.888.929.7849 (Box Office)

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Location

  1. The Warfield
    982 Market Street, San Francisco, CA