It's been a couple of weeks since Edward Snowden ratted out the National Security Agency, and most of America's still in a twist over revelations of our government's Orwellian-style surveillance tactics. And maybe in the mood to riot, stage a few protests, or — at the very least — preach revolution and rebellion. In other words, the same sort of sentiments found in punk rock, a genre that's personified rebellion and rancor throughout its history.
Anti-establishment anthems seem an especially apt soundtrack for the current zeitgeist, which is why Suzy Homewrecker probably couldn't have picked a better time to stage her Punk on Vinyl night. The scarlet-haired fetish model — a onetime teenage skate punk who rocked out to the likes of the Ramones and Rancid — will spend the night of Friday, June 21, spinning up some of the greatest records from the genre at The Rogue Bar, 423 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, along with fellow lifelong punk fan Noiz.Fkr.
The pair will dig up 12-inch vinyl versions of classic punk albums "in their purest form" from legendary banks like the Dwarves, Propagandhi, NOFX, The Exploited, and D.O.A. for those eager to "cry havoc and give the finger to authority" all evening. We'd like to request the Dead Kennedy's "I Am the Owl," which, despite being written three decades ago, seems pretty damn fitting these days.
The event starts at 10 p.m. Admission is $2. Call 480-947-3580.