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Classics Of Love

It’s poetry. The band whose shirt you can’t buy is also the band whose members don’t wear shirts. Onstage, the Santa Cruz band Gulch present a united front: Four or five young dudes, stringy and tatted-up, all wearing tight black jeans and no shirts. Hardcore is supposed to be a gimmick-averse genre, and yet Gulch’s…

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Operation Ivy broke up in 1989, but the Berkeley ska-punk band’s influence lingered long after that. When I was in high school, copies of Op Ivy’s one album were basically issued to every teenager who showed the slightest interest in punk rock. After Op Ivy broke up, guitarist Tim Armstrong and bassist Matt Freeman went…

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