Rock Talk - Bill Locey

Q&A with Jimmy Callahan of Ill Repute performing Dec. 15 in Oxnard

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Ill Repute


BE THERE OR BE SQUARE: Nardcore Navidad with Ill Repute, Know, False Confession, Civil Conflict, Railer, Nothing Special, Dead Heat, Fist Fight On Ecstasy at Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Sunday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m. COST: $10. CALL: 805-385-8147.


Almost 40 or so years ago, angry local kids, inspired by the punk scene in Los Angeles started hanging out and making their own parent-scaring punk rock. Four bands — Stalag 13, Agression (cq), Dr. Know and Ill Repute — started a scene that has come to be known as Nardcore, which is Oxnard + Hardcore. And you probably thought Oxnard was only noteworthy for its exasperating traffic jams that occur anywhere at any time for no apparent reason and its casual relationship to some of the best farmland in the world. Strawberry fields whatever.

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