PICS: The Bronx, Thrice at House of Blues

The Bronx and Thrice delivered a heavy-hitting one-two knockout punch to House of Blues recently -- with Teenage Wrist opening.

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The show tore through the downtown San Diego venue on Thursday, Sept. 20.
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Thrice (frontman Dustin Kensrue pictured) is currently on the road in support of their 10th studio album, "Palms," which dropped on Sept. 14 via Epitaph Records.
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The Bronx are one of our favorite bands of all time -- we even tapped their Mariachi El Bronx incarnation to perform at one of our SoundDiego LIVE parties a couple years ago!
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During this particular Sept. 20 show though, their hardcore-punk sound took front and center.
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Fun fact: The band originally formed in 2002 in Los Angeles. Who woulda thunk a group called the Bronx was from SoCal?
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Their lineup currently consists of vocalist Matt Caughthran, guitarists Joby J. Ford and Ken Horne, bassist Brad Magers and drummer Joey Castillo (pictured).
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Fun fact: After only 12 live performances, the band signed with the Island Def Jam Music Group. They then formed their own label imprint to release their first few records.
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They've kinda got a thing for using their band name as an album title: The Bronx released their first self-titled studio album in 2003, followed by similarly titled records in 2006, 2008 and 2013. In 2009, 2011 and 2014, they also released albums titled "Mariachi El Bronx." (Ford pictured)
Their latest album, last year's "V," was the first album not titled after the band's name. Either way, it's still absolutely killer!
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Thrice, on the other hand, is known for switching things up quite a bit from album to album. The post-hardcore group originally got together right up the road in Irvine, California, in 1998.
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Founded by Kensrue and guitarist Teppei Teranishi, the band also boasts the Breckenridge brothers (Eddie and Riley) on bass and drums, respectively.
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Early in their career, the band was known for fast, hard music based in heavily distorted guitars, prominent lead guitar lines, and frequent changes in complex time signatures. This style is exemplified on their second album, "The Illusion of Safety" (2002) and their third album "The Artist in the Ambulance" (2003).
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In 2005, the group's fourth album "Vheissu" made significant changes by incorporating electronic beats, keyboards, and a more experimental sound.
In 2007 and 2008, Thrice released "The Alchemy Index," consisting of two studio albums that together make a four-part, 24-song cycle. Each of the four six-song EPs of "The Alchemy Index" features significantly different styles, based on different aspects of the band's musical aesthetic -- which reflect the elemental themes of fire, water, air and earth, both lyrically and musically.
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The band's seventh album, entitled "Beggars," was released in 2009 and their eighth, "Major/Minor" in 2011. Following that album, Thrice announced a "final" tour and a subsequent hiatus.
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Kensrue and Teranishi decided to reform the band in 2015. In 2016, Thrice released their first post-reunion album, "To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere."
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Did you know: Each album released by Thrice has had a portion of its sales proceeds donated to a new charitable organization. Good on them!
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Teenage Wrist hail from LA, and opened the show.
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Like Thrice, the band is signed to Epitaph Records and plays music that's been described as shoegaze, grunge and emo.
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The group includes drummer Anthony Salazar, guitarist/vocalist Marshall Gallagher and bassist/vocalist Kamtin Mohager (pictured). They released their debut studio album, "Chrome Neon Jesus," earlier this year.
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