West Coast Hardcore Punk Scence 1976-1982

  • Black Flag form

     Black Flag form
    Black Flagwas an American punk rock band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, California. Black Flag is considered to be one of the first handcore punk bands ever. The band was formed by Greg Ginn and Keith Morris. Keith would later go on to form The Circle Jerks.
  • The Middle Class form

    The Middle Class form
  • Black Flag plays their first show as "Panic," they would later change their name to Black Flag.

    Black Flag plays their first show as "Panic," they would later change their name to Black Flag.
  • Black Flag Release Nervous Breakdown EP

    Black Flag Release Nervous Breakdown EP
    Black Flag did get a record deal with Union Rcords, a susidiary of MCA, but they were dropped because record execs saw their music as anti-parent. Ginn started his own label instead SST records, to release Black Flag music on.
  • Dead Kennedys Form

    Dead Kennedys Form
    Dead Kennedys are an American punk rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band became part of the American hardcore punk movement of the early 1980s. They gained a large underground fanbase in the international punk music scene. Despite popular belief, the name was not meant to insult the Kennedy family, but to quote lead singer Jello Biafra, "to bring attention to the end of the American Dream"
  • The Circle Jerks form

    The Circle Jerks form
    The Circle Jerks were an American hardcore punk band, formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, California. The group was founded by former Black Flag vocalist Keith Morris and Red Kross guitarist Greg Hetson. They were among the preeminent hardcore punk bands of the L.A. scene in the late 1970s.
    Wild in the Streets
    - From their first record Group Sex
  • The Circle Jerks release Group Sex on cassette

    The Circle Jerks release Group Sex on cassette
    Their debut studio album, Group Sex was released as a demo on cassette tapes in mid-late 1979 and then in December 1979 on the Frontier Records label; its 14 songs totalled out at 21 minutes. It featured some songs that Morris had written while in Black Flag. Circle Jerks - Group Sex
  • Dead Kennedys Disrupt Awards Show

    Dead Kennedys Disrupt Awards Show
    They were invited to perform at the Bay Area Music Awards in San Francisco to major record label artists to give the event some "New Wave credibility", in the words of the organizers. The band, who all wore white shirts with a big, black S painted on the front, pulled black ties from around the backs of their necks to form a dollar sign, then started playing a new song entitled "Pull My Strings", a barbed, satirical attack on the ethics of the mainstream music industry Hear the recording
  • Henry Rollins joins Black Flag

    Henry Rollins joins Black Flag
    Henry Rollins meets Black Flag while they are on tour in Washington DC. He asks the band to play "Clocked In" at a show, they offer to let him sing. He does, they liked him. He joined the band as a roadie for the rest of the tour, learning the songs, and then became the new front man. The rest is history.
  • Youth '82 Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

    Youth '82 Concert at the Hollywood Bowl
    The Another State of Mind tour was funded by "Youth Movement '82", a concert organized by BYO at the Hollywood Palladium that — in addition to Youth Brigade — featured T.S.O.L., The Adolescents, Wasted Youth, Social Distortion and Blades. The concert was one of the largest punk shows ever held around that time, attended by more than 3,500 people.[18]