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Review: A rowdy, shaggy night for Bad Religion at the Echo
Review: A rowdy, shaggy night for Bad Religion at the Echo

Wednesday night was probably the first time a singer used the phrase “hemagglutinin” onstage at the Echo. Longtime L.A. punk fans know that can mean only one thing -- local heroes Bad Religion were playing a rare club-sized show, and its vocalist/UCLA biology professor Greg Graffin was warning the front rows that he'd recently had the flu. “That’s the ‘H’ in H1N2,’ It describes proteins in the virus,” he said, launching into a riff on influenza virology that was as packed with information as the band’s songs. He wrapped up with a public health warning about how hard it is to stop the spread of infection. “That’s the...

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