Live video of Suicidal Tendencies 2012 tour at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, Ca with Strife and local openers Stepchild.

From the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA on 6-1-12.

Suicidal Tendencies

About Suicidal Tendencies

Vocalist Mike Muir formed an American crossover thrash band called Suicidal Tendencies in 1980 in Venice in Los Angeles, California. Fans and critics often credit the band as one of “the fathers of “crossover thrash” along with D.R.I., Corrosion of Conformity, and Stormtroopers of Death. Muir is the only remaining original member of the band, which currently includes guitarist Dean Pleasants, guitarist Ben Weinman, bassist Ra Díaz, and drummer Dave Lombardo.

Over the years, notable musicians such as guitarists Rocky George and Mike Clark, bassists Louiche Mayorga, Robert Trujillo, Josh Paul, and Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, and drummers Amery Smith, Jimmy DeGrasso, Brooks Wackerman, David Hidalgo Jr., Thomas Pridgen, and session musician Josh Freese have contributed to the band’s studio or live activities.

Suicidal Tendencies have released fourteen studio albums. Furthermore, the band’s 1983 self-titled debut album achieved their first success and spawned the single “Institutionalized.” Moreover, this song was one of the first hardcore punk videos to receive substantial airplay on MTV.

About Strife

Strife is a hardcore punk band that formed in 1991 in Thousand Oaks, California. The band’s original lineup consisted of vocalist Rick Rodney, guitarists Andrew Kline and Sidney Niesen, bassist Chris “X-13” Lohman, and drummer Aaron Rosi. Over the years, the band has undergone several lineup changes.

Strife has released six studio albums, including their debut album “One Truth” in 1994. The band’s music is known for its political and social commentary, as well as its message of positivity and self-empowerment.

In addition to their music, Strife is also known for their involvement in the straight edge movement, which advocates for a drug-free and abstinent lifestyle. The band has played an influential role in the hardcore punk scene and has inspired many other bands with their sound and message.

Stepchild ~ “Snapped”

About Stepchild

Stepchild was a rock band originally from San Jose, CA. The members of the band eventually relocated to the Sacramento area and most embraced a sober lifestyle. The members were Jimmy Alexander (vocals), Skip Braun (bass), Brian “Beatdown” Kelly (drums), Garret Voorhees, and Tui Lee (guitars). The band had many accomplishments, but their greatest feats were probably playing both the Uproar and Aftershock festivals.