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Smash Magazine Presents Lagwagon at Backstage Bar & Billiards

Punk legends Lagwagon are returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at Backstage Bar & Billiards (601 E. Fremont St.) in Downtown Las Vegas. Presented by Smash Magazine, the band will perform Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, alongside special guests Strung Out and Sack. Tickets start at $30 plus applicable fees and go on sale Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Noon. Tickets are available for purchase at or  Concert goers must be 21 years old or older to attend. Doors are at 8 p.m.
One of the essential bands of the ’90s SoCal punk era, Lagwagon formed in Goleta, CA in 1990. Originally called Section 8, by the time of their 1992 debut, DUH, Lagwagon was comprised of singer Joey Cape, guitarists Chris Flippin and Shawn Dewey, bassist Jesse Buglione and drummer Derrick Plourde. TRASHED followed two years later, and in 1995 they released HOSS. Plourde left the band shortly after that and was replaced by ex-Rich Kids on LSD drummer Dave Raun. Former Posies guitarist Ken Stringfellow replaced Dewey for Lagwagon’s next effort, 1997’s DOUBLE PLAIDINUM; he soon departed as well, and another Rich Kids alum, guitarist Chris Rest, was on board for 1998’s LET’S TALK ABOUT FEELINGS. It took five years to record 2003’s BLAZE – LET’S TALK ABOUT LEFTOVERS, a compilation of B-sides, outtakes, and songs both old and new appeared in 2000, but it found the group as reliable as ever, touting anthems both political and personal. Cape then issued a split acoustic album, aptly titled ACOUSTIC, with No Use for a Name’s Tony Sly in 2004. Both LIVE IN A DIVE and RESOLVE were released in 2005. The latter album was dedicated to drummer Plourde, who had committed suicide earlier in the year. After a two-year break, the band dropped I THINK MY OLDER BROTHER USED TO LISTEN TO LAGWAGON, which marked their tenth release on Fat Wreck Chords. HANG, Lagwagon’s eighth full-length and first in nine years, arrived in the Fall of 2014 and the band’s ninth album, RAILER, dropped in 2019.


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