Canada’s legendary punk kings who helped spread punk rock counterculture around the world, approach a momentous milestone. For nearly 25 years D.O.A. has been happily slashing away at all manner of philosophical enemies. They’ve traveled the globe almost continuously since they formed in 1978; they released their first snarling piece of vinyl, the “Disco Sucks” EP in June of that year. That slab of plastic opened the door to international prominence, riots, rip-off record companies and three generations of fans.
The seminal Vancouver hardcore punk band is fronted by remaining founding member, guitarist and vocalist Joey Keithley who just last year became a newly elected city Councillor for Burnaby as a member of the Burnaby Green Party. D.O.A. is known for its outspoken political opinions and has a history of performing for many causes and benefits. Its slogan is “Talk Minus Action Equals Zero.” The band’s lyrics and imagery frequently advocate anti-racism, anti-globalization, freedom of speech, and environmentalism.
Joey and the band return to Kelowna in mid November with a gig at Docs. Locals Jenny and The Dicks open. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased here.