The lineup is sure to make independent music fans dizzy with anticipation. Confirmed acts include O.C. hardcore legends The Adolescents, a rare one-off performance from the reunited Middle Class, a solo set from guitarist Rikk Agnew, original L.A. ’77 punk band Flyboys and the drunken rock stylings of The Pontiac Brothers. Middle Class' EP Out of Vogue is widely acknowledged as the first American hardcore record ever released and the band has not played a live show in nearly 30 years. Rikk Agnew represents a Frontier triple threat as a founding member of the Adolescents, the musical genius behind Christian Death's Only Theatre of Pain, and the composer and sole performer of his own Frontier album, All By Myself. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris. Additional Frontier bands are soon to be confirmed and will be announced in the coming weeks.
In addition to the privilege of attending this once-in-a-lifetime musical event, entrants will receive a rare Frontier promo item and be able to purchase from a treasure trove of Frontier rarities (including imports, rare vinyl, t-shirts, a silk-screened poster commemorating the event and releases of the label's 30-year history) at a one-night-only pop-up store inside the Echoplex.
Prior to the Los Angeles event, fans in Seattle will be able to share in the Frontier Records 30th Anniversary with a live show with the Dharma Bums and Young Fresh Fellows with special guest to be added. This will take place at the Crocodile Café on Sunday October 16, 2010. Tickets can be purchased directly from the venue.
Among the first labels to tap into the Los Angeles punk scene, Frontier Records’ initially found success with the release of the first Circle Jerks record Group Sex, followed by Orange County's Adolescents’
In light of these early punk rock successes, it is easy to overlook the fact that Frontier also brought out well-known records from bands from a variety of genres such as goth, alt country, paisley underground and pop punk. The Long Ryders, Thin White Rope, The Three O’Clock, Young Fresh Fellows, American Music Club and Heatmiser (Elliott Smith's first band) all released full-length albums and EPs on Frontier Records, titles that were as important to the label's evolution as the fundamental punk angst it is most associated with. An unmistakable affirmation of Fancher's keen ear, all of these records have survived the test of time and are considered ‘must-haves’
ABOUT FRONTIER RECORDS
Frontier Records was founded in Los Angeles, CA, in 1980 by Lisa Fancher and is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Frontier was one of the first independent labels to document the nascent L.A. and O.C. hard-core punk rock scenes before branching out into other scenes and sounds such as the so-called "Paisley Underground"
ABOUT PART TIME PUNKS
Part Time Punks is a club that takes over noted Los Angeles venue The Echo every Sunday night (since May 2005). Booked, promoted and DJ'd by Michael Stock, the club features a mix of vinyl and live bands spanning from the punk era to the present. Some of the bands that have performed include: Pylon, Avengers, The Slits, The Urinals, Mission Of Burma, Chrome, Savage Republic, Silver Apples, The Homosexuals, Non, Z'Ev, Spectrum, The Yummy Fur, Henry's Dress, Ariel Pink, No Age, Cold Cave, Vivian Girls and Dum Dum Girls. Michael is also the DJ for the critically lauded Part Time Punks radio show every Thursday 3-6pm PST on KXLU (88.9FM)