GBH

GBH
Fonda Theatre
Hollywood, CA
Words and Photography by Mila Reynaud

GBH – Punk’s not dead! I will do no manners, I will do simple… It was a killer sold out show of GBH at Henry Fonda Theater on Sept 13, 2014 and people of all ages and genders packed the venue to capacity.

GBH is touring North America to promote their recent album Perfume and Piss, their 11th studio album, released by HellCat Records. Front man Colin Abrahall, Colin “Jock” Blythe on guitar, Ross Lomas on bass, and drummer Scott Preece. burned the stage! The set list consisted of tracks from the new album as well. As expected, highlights include classics like, “Give Me Fire” “Sick Boy” “City Baby ” and “Big Women”.

The bands opening were, 5th Wave who played a timid short “SkaCore” set and The Adolescents (legendary local punk band) that I highly recommend. (Reminded me of some Jay Reatard goodies.)

So, GBH punk veterans and creator of the Punk Core sound for “street punks” still muscles! What to tell more than that, this punk band has been on the road for 30 years without decreasing energy. They never stop, they continue to play live and make records. It’s what we now call an “Old School” punk band! And the crowd is presente, GBH official Facebook page has 184,113 likes! Voila, Punk’s not dead!

One more thing, I saw a great book in circulation in some good hands backstage. Henry Kruschev recommens everyone to read “City Baby” by Ross Lomas (GBH Bass player.

La suite of GBH US Tour 2014  …
Fri Sept 19th-Triple Rock Social Club,Minneapolis MN
Sat Sept 20th-The Bottom Lounge,Chicago ILL
Sun Sept 21st-TheShelter,Detroit MI
Mon Sept 22nd-Hard Luck Bar,Toronto ON
Tue Sept 23rd-Cabaret Underworld,Montreal QC
Thu Sept 25th-The Ottobar,Baltimore MD
Fri Sept 26th-Gramercy Theatre,New York NY
Sat Sept 27th-The Middle East,Cambridge MA
Sun Sept 28th-Underground Arts,Philadelphia PA
Mon Sept 29th-Asbury Lanes,Asbury park NJ

GBH
GBH – Facebook Official
Hell-Cat.com
goodreads.com/author/show/7452996.Ross_Lomas
The Adolescents.com
Mila Reynaud.com