Punk Rock Karaoke
When: Saturday, July 24 at 7 p.m.
Where: Alex’s Bar, 2913 E Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90804
Upcoming Punk Rock Karaoke Shows
“Punk Rock Karaoke is awesome!,” according to my punk rock aficionado friend, Vince Velasco. Another friend, who will remain nameless here, sounded off by saying, “It sounds lame.”
Lame it is most certainly not.
Punk Rock Karaoke is not karaoke in the traditional sense. It is awesome because you are rocking out with legends of the punk rock scene. When I say legends, I am not exaggerating. Imagine yourself on an intimate stage as the lead singer of the band that consists of guitarist Greg Hetson of Bad Religion/Circle Jerks, guitarist Stan Lee of the Dickies, bassist Randy Bradbury of Pennywise and drummer Darrin Pfeiffer of Goldfinger.
This is what punk rock dreams are made of.
I got to check it out recently at Gallagher’s Pub HB where the raw energy was beyond anything I expected and some of the karaoke singers were really, really good.
After the last song ended, I left the venue with my heart still pumping and flooded with good memories of youth. The spirit of the evening was a blast and I’m still reveling at just how awesome this unique experience is — right here in Southern California. I highly recommend it, even if you’re too shy to get onstage and sing.
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