No FXing Around
Concerts & Clubs / Punks, parties and politics go hand in hand (in hand) when it comes to NOFX. The 30-year-old group of misfits (an impressive run for a band that never signed to a major label), currently on tour in support of their 12th studio album, Self Entitled, isn’t done yet–they just released their 30th-anniversary limited edition LP box set and will tear it up at The Republik this Saturday night.
Outside of the music world, NOFX made an impact on the 2004 presidential election when frontman “Fat” Mike Burkett started up the PunkVoter project. With a website ([punkvoter.com]), compilation albums (Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 and 2) and a tour, Fat Mike organized one of the largest movements to get young voters involved in pushing George W. out of office.
Though some of their songs can be heavily political (“Idiots Are Taking Over,” “USA-Holes”), others keep the fun-loving, ridiculous spirit of having a blast on stage alive (“Beer Bong,” “Food, Sex & Ewe”). One thing is true: No matter what they’re performing, you won’t be able to stand still. Completely Insane and 86 List open the show.