Monday, May 27 | 8:45 - 9:15 PM
Festival Second Stage
In 2017,

punk rock pioneers the Dead Boys celebrated the 40th anniversary of their landmark first album Young, Loud and Snotty with a worldwide tour and special re-recording of the record.
Formed in Cleveland in 1976, the Dead Boys were one of the first American acts to combine the proto-punk fervor of bands like the Stooges and the New York Dolls with a new level of intense energy. They quickly moved to New York City where they became a staple of the CBGB scene with iconic club owner Hilly Kristal at the helm as their manager. Their 1977 debut LP produced one of the first great punk anthems, “Sonic Reducer,” and was a pivotal album in the birth of hardcore punk.