The Descendents – punk rock legends
If you’re a fan of 1970s punk rock bands, it’s worth keeping your eyes open for tickets to see these pop punk music legends from Manhattan Beach, California live in action. You can buy The Descendents tickets on StubHub now and also sell tickets on our website in the event of being unable to attend a show as planned.
Power pop – the sound of The Descendents
While The Descendents initially began their musical career with short, aggressive songs that reflected the hardcore punk genre of the time, their style has been tweaked with each reformation of the band. Their songs gradually became longer and moved into the genre of melodic hardcore, a blend which came about (according to one of the band’s members) by drinking excessive amounts of coffee during their jamming sessions. This caused the melodic music they started with to rapidly speed up and take on a fast, energetic hardcore beat. The band’s lyrics have also earned them a place in the history of the punk genre, with song topics ranging from the subjects of girls, coffee and being a nerd, to death, relationships and societal pressures. Despite the fact that their songs have become slightly darker and more experimental, there is still a certain youthful, adolescent energy to the music created by the group – an energy that allows the band members to show emotion without fear and to create music and lyrics from a personal perspective. The Descendents tickets can be purchased on the StubHub website, where you will also see details of venues and prices.
The Descendents: the journey
In the late 1970s, four friends decided to form a band and The Descendents made their way into the punk rock/hardcore punk scene that was taking off in southern California. Bill Stevenson, drummer for the band when it first started out, accurately described their music as a "coffee'd-out blend of rock-surf-pop-punk music", and by the early 1980s they had managed to establish a name for themselves with their short, punchy, aggressive style and defiant, often cheeky lyrics. Despite having had a couple of breaks in the last four decades, such as when the lead singer left to follow his academic dream of becoming a biochemist, the band has reformed more than once, each time coming back with a slightly more refined – albeit equally energetic – version of their original style. For the chance to witness this energy first-hand, be sure to get The Descendents tickets on StubHub. If you’re a fan of this group, you could also think about checking out Blink 182, Green Day or The Offspring.