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Skate Rock Legends: Drunk Injuns, JFA and Clay Wheels



February 21, 2020
8:00 pm - 1:30 am


The Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Legendary Skate Rockers Drunk Injuns distroy the Uptown Friday, Feb 21st.
Skateboard culture stands of the shoulders of giants who have paved the way. The line up for this event is stacked with heavy hitters of early Thrasher and Punk days.

Skateboard Hall of Famer, Morizen “Mofo” Foche, the OG photographer for Thrasher Magazine when it was a bifold paper, will be installing a litany of images of Cab, Hosoi….. back in the day. Don’t miss this singular opportunity to purchase this historical stuff!

Drunk Injuns (Alternative Tentacles)
Celebrating Mofo’s 60th bird day is his Legendary band Drunk Injuns.
Long before Slipknot went platinum and the X-Games became a nationally broadcasted sporting event, Drunk Injuns wore scary Native American garb and masks while helping pioneer skate rock, a genre that came about in the early ’80s that combined punk rock’s nihilism with the skater ethos. Despite doing very little recordings, the band’s legacy lives on through their sparce but epic shows. If you care at all about Old School Skate Rock, you don’t want to miss this!

J.F.A. (Jodie Foster’s Army)
These guys were huge back in the day. Their energy defined everything that an unsettled youth needed. Music and Skating!
Separated as they were from the dying New York and U.K. punk scenes and the ’80s punk hotbed in Los Angeles, JFA pursued their own brand of skatepunk that celebrated the suburban release sun burnt skaters experienced while carving swimming pools and desert pipes. The band demonstrates their adventurousness as well as their aggression: two qualities that have always existed in rare proportions for these old-school skatepunks. Surf elements, some keyboards, clever lyrics, and a zealous devotion to the skating ideals and lifestyle are what always separated this group, and earned them respect from punkers everywhere. ~ Vincent Jeffries, Rovi

Clay Wheels:
Featured on tons of skate videos and skate documentaries. Rockin’ out live by the deep-end coping during the Masters Pool contest. Clay Wheels is no stranger to the true meaning of Skate Punk. Around renegade park, you could find a Clay Wheels sticker. The band features skate rock pioneer Ray Stevens II on bass and vocals(Los Olvidados, The Faction,Drunk Injuns,Odd Man Out), Jonny Manak guiatar and vocals(The Cliftons,Fang, The Depressives) and Eric Powers on drums/no vocals(The Careless Hearts,The Pimpsticks,Whiskey Sunday).

Devil Sliders:
The newest generation of skate rockers! These kids kill! You won’t believe how much these youngsters blaze. The Devils Sliders consists of brothers Easton and Colter Romero from Santa Cruz, California. Easton 15 on drums & backup vox and Colter 13 on guitar & lead vox. Skateboarding, surfing, heavy jams, good friends and good times are what drives these kids to play. Music inspirations include Black Sabbath, Red Fang, Slayer, Bl’ast, the Sword, and Suicidal Tendencies to name a few.