by Black Bubblegum
Shane West shares a beer with a fan (Roger Krueger / www.punktures.com)
Remember that screening of What We Do Is Secret? Well, in an act of what the corporate types call "synergy", west coast punk legends The Germs (3/4 of 'em anyway) will play the Blender Theater (with Murphy's Law) on the same day that the movie hits Sunshine Cinema on Houston St in NYC, 8/8/08. Tickets for the show are on sale, tickets for the film are not (but will be here). Full tour dates are below.
It could be said that The Germs along with X, Fear, and Black Flag, were the most influential of the west coast punk bands of that era, and were documented in the now classic Penelope Spheeris documentary The Decline Of Western Civilization. Members of The Germs went on to join bands like 45 Grave, Nervous Gender, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, even The Go-Go's (yes, "Heaven IS A Place On Earth").
The LAist reviewed What We Do Is Secret almost a year ago.
Germs (movie) videos (the trailer) and all tour dates below....
What We Do Is Secret Trailer
Darby Crash Interview from The Decline Of Western Civilization
THE GERMS - 2008 TOUR DATES
8/8 New York, NY
8/14 Chula Vista, CA**
8/15 Mountain View, CA**
8/16 Wheatland, CA**
8/17 Carson, CA**
* with Murphy's Law
** Warped Tour