Event Detail

Clock-Out Lounge Presents: Bad Cop/Bad Cop w/ Frankie and The Studs, Let Me Downs
with Bad Cop/ Bad Cop, Frankie and The Studs, Let Me Downs
Sun July 21, 2024
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm PDT
$17.00
Clock-Out Lounge Presents: Bad Cop/Bad Cop
plus Frankie and The Studs, Let Me Downs
 

Sunday July 21st
8pm doors 21+
$17adv/$20 dos
 
https://badcopbadcop.bandcamp.com/track/safe-and-legal
It’s been a hectic couple of years since Los Angeles punk quartet Bad Cop/Bad Cop dropped their debut full-length, Not Sorry. The band spent a huge chunk of the intervening time on the road, like most bands do—and they wound up discovering some ugly things about themselves, like most bands do. Only for Bad Cop/Bad Cop, it got very serious, very quickly. “We were on the Fat Wreck Chords 25th anniversary tour in 2015, and Stacey was partying really hard,” says co-vocalist Jennie Cotterill. “She ended up bottoming out on the tour, and we had to leave. It was not a good separation. We had to go home and drop off the tour and figure out if we were still a band, what are we going to do about Stacey… Thankfully, Fat helped send her to detox, and she came out of that as a completely new person with a totally different trajectory. Before that, she was demonically possessed. She was destroying everything around her.” Out of that experience came “Amputations,” one of the highlights on Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s explosive second album, Warriors. The song is a slower, bigger sing-along than anything else in the band’s growing catalog, and it’s about the only thing not at a breakneck pace on the record.

Many of the album’s most cathartic, aggressive moments come from the mind of co-vocalist Stacey Dee, who after going through the darkest time of her life has come out stronger than ever. Instead of focusing solely on her own issues, she was able to expand her horizons, writing songs as poignant as “Victoria” (about a friend’s child who committed suicide) and “Womanarchist” (in which Dee namedrops Revolutionary War heroine Nancy Morgan Hart and Joan of Arc while proclaiming she wants “to make the whole world feminist”). Dee explains much of her expanded worldview came in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, making Warriors one of the first punk albums written in the Trump era. 

https://www.frankieandthestuds.com/
Hollywood’s Frankie and The Studs rock like hell. But you can sing along while you jack your fist into the air. They’re a mix of dirty converse, and messy black hair, slender hips and big kohl eyes, sexual tension and youthful verve, and you can tell their record collections are crammed with ’70s pop and glam, like Joan Jett, T. Rex and Bowie. Frankie and The Studs will either be the saviors of rock ’n’ roll for a whole new generation of kids ready to smash culture to bits, or they’ll crash and flame out like The New York Dolls. No middle ground here folks, but that's rock n roll.

https://letmedownsband.bandcamp.com/album/tacoma-is-for-lovers
The Let Me Downs are a punk band that was formed out of the ashes of broken hearts and empty glasses in the grey winter skies of Tacoma.
Bad Cop/ Bad Cop
Frankie and The Studs
Let Me Downs