This past Fun Fun Fun Fest weekend was filled with artists you might categorize as living hardcore and punk legends. There was the Dead Milkmen, Killdozer, Rival Schools (members), Bad Brains, Kevin (7) Seconds, All, and Cro-Mags, and there was D.O.A....
They are often referred to as the "founders" of hardcore punk, along with Black Flag, Bad Brains, and Minor Threat. Their second album Hardcore '81 was thought by many to have been the first actual reference to the second wave of the American punk sound hardcore. Singer/guitarist Joey "Shithead" Keithley is the only founding member to have stayed in the band throughout its entire history, however original bassist Randy Rampage has rejoined DOA after a long absence and is in the current lineup. [Wikipedia]I haven't felt this nostalgic and excited about punk again since CBGB's closed. D.O.A. were pretty awesome. Check out some clips below, along with a few more pictures including one of the setlist...
DOA - F*cked Up Bush
DOA - Marijuana Motherf*cker
DOA - 2008 Tour Dates
Nov 13 - The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
Nov 14 - Mavericks Ottawa, Ontario
Nov 15 - Victoria Inn Niagara Falls, Ontario
Jan 8 - Castle Bar Nanjing
Jan 9 - Zhi Jiang Dream Factory Shanghai
Jan 10 - Vox Bar Wuhan
Jan 11 - Mao Live House Beijing
Jan 17 - Punk Rock Bowling Las Vegas, Nevada