Taking their cues from bands like NOFX and Lagwagon, the Mesa foursome has found longevity in churning out the same three-chord epics that put them on the map back in the mid 90s. Rather than alienating fans by compromising their sound in the precarious quest for a pop hit, Authority Zeros aptly titled 2010 release Stories of Survival stays the course of angst-ridden, Fat Wreck-style rock, with a hefty helping of reggae.
Closing in on two decades (which is ancient in punk years), the bands been experiencing a recent resurgence: Stories is their most successful album yet, theyre fresh off a tour with Unwritten Law, and theyre about to hit Europe along with skate-punk godfathers Pennywise.
Authority Zero will celebrate their success with a Rhythm and Booze acoustic session on Saturday, July 2, at Club Red, 2155 East University Drive in Tempe.
Sat., July 2, 7 p.m., 2011