Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fear plays the Earl on Mon., Aug. 10

Posted By on Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 8:28 PM

The Earl announced today that the seminal late '70/early '80s Los Angeles hardcore band Fear will be playing on Mon. Aug. 10. Bloodhook opens.

From Steve Huey's bio for allmusic.com

Along with Black Flag and the Circle Jerks, Fear helped define the sound and style of L.A. hardcore. Although they actually formed during the first wave of punk back in 1977, Fear didn't release an album until five years later, by which time they'd honed a blistering, thrashy attack that, for all its fury, was surprisingly tight and sometimes even intricate. Which is to say that, musically, the band wasn't as crude as frontman Lee Ving's outrageous, humorously offensive lyrics, which were geared to piss off anyone within earshot, particularly women and homosexuals; his vulgarity was equalled only by his sincere love of beer. Continue reading.

$12 . 8:30 p.m. The Earl. 488 Flat Shoals Rd. 404-522-3950.

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