Blatz: Show Preview

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924 Gilman

924 Gilman
Berkeley, CA 94710

Category: Music Venues

Region: West Berkeley

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Blatz with Special Forces, Death March, World of Shit, and more. 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at 924 Gilman St.; $5-$20 sliding scale.

With a side each by Blatz and Filth, 1991's The Shit Split album is a crucial artifact of East Bay punk. The joint release encapsulates the era's attitude: brash, up-tempo irreverence charged with black humor. Blatz's first show was Filth's second, and The Shit Split also speaks to that camaraderie — a communal spirit that was renewed by Filth bassist Mike-o the Psycho's recent cancer diagnosis. A benefit gig at Gilman St. spurred Blatz (plus East Bay kinsmen Special Forces) to reunite for their first performance since 1992. As frontman Jesse Luscious says, "When someone so closely linked to our old band got such a sudden, severe diagnosis, we were shocked into action." Aside from Gilman St.'s $2 yearly membership fee, 100 percent of ticket sales benefit Mike-o the Psycho's cancer fund.

 
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