Even punks like to celebrate Christmas, which is why Orange County label TKO Records is throwing a shindig Friday at Alex's Bar in Long Beach. The lineup includes TKO-related acts such as Piss N' Blood, Smogtown, the Junk and Reducers S.F., a San Francisco band making its first Southern California appearance in nearly half a decade, along with deejay sets by Gonzo + Low Life Sound System.
We could have talked to bands actually playing this show, but bands are boring. You know who's not boring? TKO head honcho Mark Rainey, who in addition to running his label operates a record store of the same name in Fountain Valley. This reporter can confirm that Rainey also knows how to throw a Vegas bachelor party, so a punk rock Christmas bash should be cake.More »