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Calendar Pick: Circle Jerks, T.S.O.L., Negative Approach


40 Watt presents a night of punk rock with performances by the four-piece band Circle Jerks alongside T.S.O.L. (True Sounds of Liberty) and Negative Approach. The tour’s headlining band, Circle Jerks, began its musical career over four decades ago in 1979 in Los Angeles, bringing its personalized style of hardcore punk rock to the forefront of the West Coast scene. Formed by former Black Flag member Keith Morris and Redd Kross guitarist Greg Hetson, the group released its debut album Group Sex in 1980 and have since released six studio albums. T.S.O.L. is also a Californian punk rock band that emerged onto the scene from Long Beach in 1978. The band’s 11 studio albums are a mixture of art punk, death rock and horror punk. Negative Approach, a four-piece hardcore punk outfit out of Detroit, was formed by John Brannon and Pete Zelewski in 1981. Beginning their career with a show in the basement of Necros drummer Todd Swalla’s mother’s home, the band has endured the decades and reunited in 2006 after a 20-plus year hiatus.

WHO: Circle Jerks, T.S.O.L., Negative Approach
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. (doors)
WHERE: 40 Watt Club