September 29, 2010
By Gretsch News
Tim Armstrong with his signature Gretsch and a shot of his guitar rack.
Photos by Chris Pontius.
Rancid played a pair of shows over the weekend at the Music Box in Los Angeles. The legendary punk rockers donated a portion of the proceeds to the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a local nonprofit that specializes in music lessons for underprivileged children.
LA Weekly‘s Molly Bergen had this to say about their Friday night stint:
“The key to Rancid’s success is their ability to evolve and diversify with each album. They can play as fast as anyone, but they’re also not afraid to venture from their meat-and-potatoes punk (“I Want A Riot” or “Salvation”) into upbeat, poppier numbers, (“Fall Back Down” or “Last One To Die”) or ska (“Timebomb” or “Ruby Soho”), or even politics (“New Orleans”). They really cover the whole gamut.”
Rancid even ventured into classic folk territory as Red Hot Chili Peppers co-founder Flea joined the punk rockers for a cover of Bob Dylan’s “On a Night Like This.” Watch it below.