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Feb 20th 2017 @ 170 Russell

Melbourne, Australia
I Was There
DESCENDENTS Australian Tour 2017
Monday, February 20th, 2017
7:30 PM
170 Russell
Melbourne, Australia
Back in Australia for the first time since 2013, punk rock pioneers, DESCENDENTS return in February 2017 in support of their new album, Hypercaffium Spazzinate.

To say that the DESCENDENTS invented pop punk is a gross understatement. They perfected the warp-speed amalgam of adolescent angst, snotty attitude and championship melody infesting the airways today. Nerdist proclaims, “you can draw a straight line from their records to modern punk acts”. They took a genre that was about spikes, chaos and anarchy, and brought it to earth, singing about girls, growing up and food.

Formed in 1978 against the fertile musical backdrop of Los Angeles’ South Bay scene (Black Flag, Minutemen etc), the caffeine-addled crew were less interested in social movements than bowel movements, with Rolling Stone declaring, “DESCENDENTS are the most playful group to emerge from the SoCal hardcore scene”.

Fast forward to 2016, and lo and behold, the DESCENDENTS are back in the saddle with the release of their first full length in 12 years, Hypercaffium Spazzinate – a nod to Descendents' well-documented coffee obsession. Sure, the guys are now writing as adults – in the loosest sense of the term, but there’s a renewed sense of punk rock energy here. It’s faster, more reckless, and more intense.

Grab your tickets here:

Thur 16 Feb - The Gov, Adelaide
Fri 17 Feb - Capitol, Perth
Sun 19 Feb - 170 Russell, Melbourne
Mon 20 Feb - 170 Russell, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)
Wed 22 Feb - Eatons Hill, Brisbane
Fri 24 Feb - Enmore Theatre, Sydney