PICS: Bouncing Souls, Bronx at the Observatory North Park

'Anchors aweigh': The Bouncing Souls and the Bronx took turns rocking a packed Observatory North Park crowd recently.

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On this tour, New Jersey punk icons the Bouncing Souls are celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band.
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The Bronx, longtime San Diego faves, provided direct support during the May 10 North Park show.
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Currently comprised of bassist Bryan Kienlen, vocalist Greg Attonito, drummer George Rebelo and guitarist Pete Steinkopf (pictured left to right), the Bouncing Souls got their start in 1989.
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They've released 10 studio albums since 1994 with their latest release, a new EP titled "Crucial Moments," dropping back in March. It comes with an accompanying book of photos, stories from friends and fans, and more. (Steinkopf pictured)
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In an interview about their 30th anniversary tour, Attonito (pictured) said: "We’ve made bonds with people around the world that you’d never imagine or dream of when you’re a 17-year-old kid from New Jersey in the '80s."
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He continued: "I’m so grateful that I’ve been through that journey and for what I’ve learned, and what I’ve been able to get for my heart and to give, too. I don’t know how I can imagine my life being more gratifying than that."
After self-releasing their debut album "The Good, the Bad & the Argyle" in 1994 and "Maniacal Laughter" in 1996, they signed to Epitaph Records and released their sophomore self-titled full-length the following year. (Rebelo pictured)
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That album contained punk classics like "Cracked," "Kate is Great and "East Coast! F--- You!" Several great albums followed afterward, with 2016's "Simplicity" being their latest full-length record.
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Despite their name, the Bronx actually hail from our neighbor to the north, Los Angeles. They originally formed in 2002.
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The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Matt Caughthran (pictured), guitarists Joby J. Ford and Ken Horne, bassist Brad Magers, and drummer Joey Castillo. They've released five studio albums, as well three additional albums of mariachi music under the moniker of Mariachi el Bronx (who we once booked as a SoundDiego LIVE headliner!).
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Over the years, the band has humorously named each studio album simply "The Bronx" (with releases in 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2013) until in 2017, when they dropped "V," their fifth full-length record. Well played, good sirs.
What an amazing show with two incredible bands melting our faces -- come back soon, fellas!
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