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Sham 69
Wednesday, February 15
doors @ 7pm;
show @ 8pm.
punk.
all ages.
$15 advance;
$20 day of show.
While most of the early British punk bands spoke of working-class concerns, many of the pioneering groups had working-class credentials that were suspect at best; The Sex Pistols career was molded by a haberdasher and would-be artist, while The Clash were led by the son of a diplomat. Sham 69 however, was proletarian and proud of it, Sham 69 was the voice of the people in the first wave of British punk, and if they were never as fashionable as the aforementioned contemporaries, they enjoyed a long run of chart successes ( 20, to be precise) and were a major influence on the street punk and Oi! movements that followed.