Legendary SoCal punk band T.S.O.L. has been railing against the government, capitalism, and everything in between since the late '70s. Three decades later, they've lost none of their vim and vigor. The band's adrenaline-filled live shows are as raw as ever, featuring the savage energy of frontman Jack Grisham and breakneck anti-establishment anthems like "World War III" and "Abolish Government". From Grisham's in-your-face personal style (men's blazer, women's skirt) to the throngs of thrashing fans in the mosh pit, T.S.O.L.'s concerts are always high on spectacle and low on inhibition -- a perfect combination for true fans of classic punk rock.
T.S.O.L. formed in Long Beach, CA, in 1978 and quickly became a staple of the burgeoning Southern California punk scene with their fervently political lyrics and aggressive sound. Early releases like their self-titled 1979 debut EP and the 1980 album Dance With Me featured classic hardcore punk, but by the 1982 release of sophomore album Beneath the Shadows the band had adopted a goth rock sound. They continued to evolve as frontman Jack Grisham left the band and was replaced by singer Joe Wood. Wood's debut with the band, the seminal 1984 album Change Today?, featured a moody post-punk sound that was a hit with critics and fans alike. Wood released three more albums with the band before his departure in the early '90s, and in 1991 Jack Grisham and the band's original lineup reunited and released the live album Live '91. It was another ten years before they released a new studio album, but it was worth the wait -- 2001's Strange Love was a true return to form for the band, earning praise from both critics and fans for its classic hardcore sound. A veteran live act known for their high-octane performances, T.S.O.L. continues to get ticket buyers amped up on their can't-miss tours.