The bass-drums duo Porkchops and Applesauce strips punk rock down to its essence: playing whatever you want whenever you want to play it, owning it the whole time without apology. For the sound and attitude, the Minutemen come to mind, but this band's sound is even more minimal--quirky but visceral, weird and varied enough to captivate an audience the whole set through.
On lead bass we have Kirk Hofstetter, hailing from Fullerton. Playing the part of Applesauce is whomever he's jamming with on drums, which may change nightly. Hofstetter says he has been through 40 drummers since forming the band in 2005. In fact, he prefers when drummers have minimal familiarity with his material, finding comfort in musical strangeness, thriving on the energy that results from a first-time musical hook-up.More »