In 1979, the Descendents emerged onto the Los Angeles punk scene with a sound that blended hardcore, rage at the status quo, wit, and a strong sense of melody. The band, which was once described as being fueled by “rejection, food, coffee, girls, fishing and food,” has since become one of the defining bands of the era and genre—a staple patch on punk rock jackets everywhere. In 2016, the band dropped Hypercaffium Spazzinate, its first album of new music in 12 years. On April 7, the legendary band hits the Catalyst.
INFO: 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 6 and 7. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $35/adv, $38/door. 423-1338. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Monday, April 3 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the Friday show.