Posted in music | tour dates on December 5, 2008

by Black Bubblegum

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Happy Punk New Year! Punknews is reporting that The Dickies have added a New Years Eve show at Bowery Electric (the bar co-owned by Jesse Malin) followed by an already-on-sale night of raucous rampaging at Southpaw on Jan 2nd. Bowery Electric details are scare, but assuming it's true, that means that New Year's Eve offers a PAIR of 70s punk pioneers to choose from... as we know that The Damned are set to blast off at Gramercy (as well as on Dec 30th).

Let's wiki Dickies:

The Dickies were among the first punk rock bands to emerge from Los Angeles. They were the first California punk band to appear on network television, and the first California punk band to be signed to a major record label.

The Dickies' style is campy and humorous, influenced by The Ramones, for whom they sometimes opened... Many of their lyrics concern Southern California culture, rife with references and in-jokes... [and] they are also known for recording several fast-paced punk covers of classic rock songs, including the Moody Blues' "Nights in White Satin", Black Sabbath's "Paranoid", Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction", and the Human Beinz' "Nobody But Me".

Drug problems slowed The Dickies down considerably in the 1980s, but they have continued playing and recording sporadically to the present day. Guitarist/keyboardist/saxophonist Chuck Wagon (born Bob Davis) committed suicide after a break-up with his girlfriend in June 1981; the group has not used keyboards live since. Jonathan Melvoin, who played drums on The Dickies album Idjit Savant, died of a heroin overdose July 12 1996 in New York City, aged 34, whilst on tour playing keyboards for the Smashing Pumpkins.

The Dickies released the live album Live Destruction on Nov 4th, and have only one other date on their tour schedule... Dec 12th at The Regent in Los Angeles.

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Comments (6)

Are the Damned still playing at the Gramercy on the 30th? There are no tickets on sale and it's not listed anywhere.....

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2008 3:52 PM

whats up with the polkadotted suit, lol

Posted by hiphopsongsfw | December 5, 2008 7:23 PM

The Dickies are the best.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2008 8:00 PM

saw them several times in LA in the early 80s, very amusing

Posted by Deb | December 6, 2008 7:34 AM

^ The Damned show is on the 31st.Tix are available via ticketmaster. The Dickies are cool.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2008 2:17 PM

PARANOID...dont miss the one n only dickies! dammed uh yeah!

Posted by jimititis | September 30, 2012 1:43 AM

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