Melted, Le Saboteur, The Hammerbombs, Good Dog @ Haus of Gigi, Long Beach, California

There’s nothing more DIY in the world of DIY punk than a house show. Even better is a house show that the neighbours don’t mind and the cops don’t shut down. Thus, a show originally intended for a new venue that’s still working out its permitting from the city was relocated to the backyard garage “Haus of Gigi,” named for the cute little dog that lives there. This literal night of garage punk was headlined by incredible locals, Melted, with support from Oakland’s pop punks The Hammerbombs, San Diego’s grunge-pop band Le Saboteur, and local trio Good Dog.

By Paul Silver