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"This is the second stop on a tour that will take us around the world," Bad Religion's lead singer and cofounder Greg Graffin informed a packed Soma, as the band opened their 26-song set with "Past Is Dead," from their new release True North, followed by "We're Only Gonna Die," from their 1982 debut How Could Hell Be Any Worse?

The invigorated and raucous crowd was treated to a no-frills, in-your-face punk-rock show that highlighted songs spanning the band's 34-year career. Graffin revealed that they were working out some kinks onstage, but nonetheless, the band sounded very tight, with searing guitars, confident delivery, and explosive energy.

A mix of old and new made up the set list, which included classics such as "21st Century Digital Boy," "Infected," and "I Want to Conquer the World," propelling the crowd into overdrive.

For an hour and a half the band rocked and rolled Soma, and when the show ended, the crowd slowly filed out, drenched, thrashed, with affirmation that with a little Bad Religion, we could conquer the world!

  • Concert: Bad Religion
  • Date: March 9
  • Venue: Soma
  • Seats: General
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Mercy Baron March 22, 2013 @ 11:12 p.m.

Hands down, my most fave punk band on the planet, with the most intelligent lyrics. I used to go see them in the early 80's in LA.


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