Posted in music | tour dates on July 1, 2008

by Black Bubblegum

Shane West shares a beer with a fan (Roger Krueger /

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.

For the reunion, actor Shane West (who portrays the late enigmatic frontman Darby Crash in the film) will be joined by original members Lorna Doom, Don Bolles, and Pat Smear.

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.

Keith Morris, original member of Black Flag and founder of Circle Jerks will be in NYC to play the F Yeah Fest. Tickets are still available. Also expect creative ways of ingesting alcohol.

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

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



Comments (18)

thats a pretty retarded move.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 4:09 PM

The Germs, yeah right.... *rolleyes*

Posted by un:art:ig | July 1, 2008 4:14 PM

That's the second pic on todays front page that made me gag.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 4:31 PM


And not at the photo.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 4:36 PM

Yeah! Who needs to see this movie when there's a new Dan Deacon bootleg or Vampire Weekend YouTube clip to watch! Fucking idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 4:49 PM

wtf?! is wrong with people to do stupid sh*t like that?

Posted by freddy mercury | July 1, 2008 4:59 PM

i think you guys forgot to mention that the adolescents was the best thing to ever come out of california

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 5:00 PM

4:49 doesn't seem to realize that the comments are re: the germs playing out again and not re: the movie.
but hey, maybe I am the one who got it all wrong.

fuck the germs fuck dan deacon

Posted by un:art:ig | July 1, 2008 5:03 PM

Duly noted RE: Adolescents. I agree... I was trying to make a point about The Decline Of Western Civilization.

Posted by BBG | July 1, 2008 5:23 PM

That picture is fucking sexy as hell.

And it's also the secret fantasy of 80% of the closeted/ bi-curious S&M bottoms that pass for NYC's "straight" male hipsters.

Posted by Lisa | July 1, 2008 6:13 PM

Darby was not the only Germ. It's ridiculously cool that Pat Smear, Don Bolles and Lorna Doom are playing music together again. Whoever called it a retarded move, I guess you must've seen the original Germs a bunch (I know you didn't). But CRAP, I already have a ticket to see the Stooges that night. Two of the greatest punk bands ever playing NYC the same night...maybe the real number of the beast is 888.

ps I like Lisa

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 8:42 PM

lisa, i'll gulp down your gurgled liquids any day.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 10:13 PM

I saw the Germs at the Continental a couple years ago and it was pretty damn great. The Shane guy was respectful of the legacy and grateful for the opportunity. He did a good job. But the guitar wasn't loud enough.

Posted by Noisejoke | July 2, 2008 1:05 AM

neck tatoos = GAY

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 9:44 AM

ewww. (at the pic.)

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 10:00 AM

Lisa is one of those chicks who gives you a fake number after you buy her a drink.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 10:11 AM

Remember MC5-DTK? Whatever you think of that project, at least they didn't just call it "MC5".

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 10:12 AM

That looks gay!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 10:52 AM

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