Useless ID (Fat Wreck), Sic Waiting, Protected Left
While celebrating their twentieth year as a punk band in 2015, Useless ID were determined to make a strong, back to their roots, explosive punk rock record that would sum up their frustration, anger, love and hope. What they endeavored to create is a defining Useless ID album: State Is Burning. For over two decades, Useless ID has been writing, recording and touring all over the globe. No college, no military service (nearly mandatory in Israel), no careers, just doing what they love. Doing what they felt incredibly lucky to be doing, never resting, never complacent, and never making the same album twice. Like most bands with this type of longevity, Useless ID has seen highs and lows, luck and the total lack of it, walking hand in hand at every turn. From basements to arenas, from tour buses to long walks with gear on their backs; from producing albums in torn up studios in Israel to making albums at The Blasting Room in America, Useless ID has experienced it all.
With their first new album in four years, Useless ID wanted to share their world with the rest of the world. Four friends, four punks, who have been through it all together, coming from such an unusual place. Guitarist Ishay Berger says, State Is Burning is a love letter to punk rock. Its our fuck off to the closed minded, racist, orthodox state of mind. Its also our statement against greedy, hateful, harmful and criminal politicians that still walk proud and in power. Guitarist Guy Carmel adds, We wanted to start dealing more with other issues, less personal and more global. It all made sense coming from this place (Israel) that the media has so much to say about but half of the time doesnt even know or understand at all.
Punk from Southern California, believe it or not. Old and getting older, awake but getting tired. We've been around a long while and through many incarnations, and have now pretty much accepted our fate. Let's party.
Metal influenced punk from the East Bay. Do you like songs about good times, girls, and beer? Then you should listen to something else.
Hemlock Tavern (View)
1131 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|