Voluntary Electrocution: Le Shok at Alex’s Bar
Le Shok has sent shock waves along the California coast since playing a secret show at Zebulon, performing at their official reunion at Burger Boogaloo and most recently, with a home town show at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach last Friday.
The show was announced in conjunction with the “We Are Electrocution” group art show at 4th Street Vine, as well as a Burger Records repressing of their seminal album. With an all-star support line-up of local favorites such as Terminal A, The Tissues, and Assquatch, it’s no wonder many fans, myself included, were left scrambling on social media event threads trying to get our grubby hands on a ticket after the show sold out in a cool 4 hours. Promises of blow jobs and death threats for tickets littered the event page in the days leading up to the show, proving the loyalty and lengths people were willing to go to relive the punk nostalgia of nearly 2 decades past. For all of you that were fortunate enough to cop a ticket, enjoy relieving the joy and insanity of the night and if you are one of the sad fucks that didn’t make it in (like I almost was), here are some photos of what you missed. Alex’s Bar gained another notch on their belt by hosting yet another legendary show for the record books.
The “We Are Electrocution” group art show will be on display until July 14th and includes original Le Shok art by artists such as Craig “Skibs” Barker , Hot Rod Todd, and Aaron Kraten.
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Le Shok shot by Jessica Moncrief
Assquatch shot by Jessica Moncrief
The Tissues shot by Jessica Moncrief
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Terminal A shot by Jessica Moncrief
Words and Photos by: Jessica Moncrief