The punk rock gig of the week: The Vibrators at the Oasis Bar & Grill on Tues. May 12.
One of the early payers London’s punk scene, the Vibrators still specialize the classic, gritty, four-chord, 4/4-time punk rock of the late 1970s. The first version of the Vibrators formed 33 years ago with vocalist/guitarist Ian “Knox” Carnochan, bassist Pat Collier, guitarist John Ellis, and drummer Eddie the Drummer; Knox and Eddie lead the way these days; their latest is a collection of early-era punk standards titled Punk: The Early Years.
“In their long career the Vibrators have toured with the likes of Iggy Pop, Ian Hunter, The Flamin’ Groovies, Die Toten Hosen, and have had their songs covered by The Exploited, U.K. Subs, G.B.H., R.E.M., and Die Toten Hosen, to name but a few,” reads a recent press release. “The band celebrates 33 years of making records and touring heavily, approaching 120 gigs a year. Get ready for another 33 years of pure mania!”
Local agency Frantic Booking (the same who brought this week’s Supersuckers gig to town) calls this “the dirtiest show ever.” Doors are at 7 p.m. at the Oasis (788 Folly Road). Opening acts include Rob the Throb, The Wet Teens, and The Chop. Admission is $10