Last Night: Agent Orange At Warehouse Live

Agent Orange, The American Heist
Warehouse Live
February 21, 2012

In retrospect, Mardi Gras might not have been the best night for venerable surf-punk outfit Agent Orange to kick of their 2012 tour. The crowd in the Warehouse Live studio was sparse, and Rocks Off would like to tell ourselves other, fleshier distractions within relatively close proximity to downtown were primarily responsible for the low turnout.

Cynics might pose the question: If a city of four million can't scrape together a meager 100 people to come out and see the original surf-punk band, does it mean punk truly is dead?

Fuck the cynics. The blistering set AO performed Tuesday proves punk is still kicking, even if it might need a few songs to shake off the cobwebs.

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