8 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Röcbar, 530 Texas (Bayou Place), 713-236-1100 or www.rocbartx.com.
Agent Orange has been riding the surf-punk wave since 1979's Bloodstains EP release and has helped mold countless minds in Southern California for almost 30 years now. The influence of the band's pit-ready punk jams can be heard in modern groups like The Offspring and Pennywise, both of whom came of age when AO was reigning supreme in the scene in the early '80s. The sound of their melding of hardcore and first-wave punk still reverberates in garages and practice spaces to this day, at the Vans Warped Tour and countless VFW halls. The lone AO member to have continued on since 1979 remains singer and guitarist Mike Palm, who has guided the band through five albums and countless EPs and singles.
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