Like most hardcore musical gormandizers, weve got a few desert island discs (i.e. albums wed want in our possession if ever stranded on some abandoned atoll). The Dead Kennedys Frankenchrist is one. Perhaps surprisingly, so is The Ataris Blue Skies, Broken Hearts . . . Next 12 Exits. While well be eviscerated by music geeks everywhere for daring to compare the rancorous Jock-O-Rama (Invasion of the Beef Patrol) with teenage pop-punk like San Dimas High School Football Rules, weve got something of a soft spot for The Ataris breakthrough album from 1999. So we were pleased to hear that Ataris frontman/guitarist Kris Roe will be visiting Chyro Arts Venue to perform the entire disc in solo acoustic fashion, as well as a few new songs hes been writing on the side. Locals Its Like Love, February State, and Bring on the Fame will also perform.
Fri., Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m., 2009