While many Americans have gone to the streets and joined Facebook campaigns in protest of the recent Arizona immigration law, New York City-based group Outernational has taken their frustrations to the recording studio. The group recently worked with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello to produce a cover of the Woody Guthrie classic "Deportees" in disapproval of the law.
Outernational, which infuses that same level of rage toward their repertoire of protest punk, is opening for British punk legends GBH (which stands for Grievous Bodily Harm) at the Venue on Monday, July 5.
Formed in 1978, GBH is known as one of the pioneers of the British street punk scene called UK82. Self-described as "proper hardcore brummy punk rock," GBH released its latest studio album, Perfume and Piss, in April of this year. Although most of the original spiked Mohawk and combat boot-wearing UK82 bands have since left the stage, with more than 30 years of experience under their studded belts and an enduring passion for performance, GBH continues to produce, tour and influence the sphere of hardcore punk.
Monday, July 5, 7 p.m., $12, The Venue, 521 Broad St., 208-919-0011, boisevenue.com.