Pennywise / Face To Face / No Use For A Name

Pennywise/Face To Face/No Use For A Name: live in San Diegolive in San Diego (2001)
Epitaph Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5

Contributed by: SheenaSheena
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Well I was late leaving home and I honestly don't know what I was thinking, taking my sweet time. After waiting in line for ages I finally got in to continue off in the middle of San Jose's No Use For a Name. (I missed The line and Guttermouth who I was originally there to see) The first full song .

Well I was late leaving home and I honestly don't know what I was thinking, taking my sweet time. After waiting in line for ages I finally got in to continue off in the middle of San Jose's No Use For a Name. (I missed The line and Guttermouth who I was originally there to see) The first full song that I saw was "Coming too Close". They played a brand new song that I didn't catch the name of, but it sounded strangely similar to new Bad Religion. I was surprised at the number of fans in the audience. Some people were going crazy for this band and I didn't know that many people knew of them. Other songs played were Misfits cover "I Turned into a Martian", "Justified Black Eye" and "On the Outside".

Next up, Face To Face. This band is plain awesome. I only picked up a few of the songs played which were from their 91-92 release "Don't Turn Away". The songs were "I want", "Walk away" and "Disconnected". In the middle of their set they had a little "reunion" with original founding member Matt Riddle who is currently in No Use for a Name. It was a privilege to watch the original members play together. Face to Face also announced an upcoming split with the Dropkick Murphys which caught me off guard because the bands are not very similar in the least. Also announced- new signing to Vagrant Records. Can't wait to see what that brings.

Headliner band Pennywise was up next on the bill. They dropped a huge banner in memory of late member Jason M. Thrisk. (For those who don't know, Thirsk was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head in 1996.) Because I was so angry I missed Guttermouth, I didn't really pay much attention to PW. I did take notice of the kids on the floorâ?¦the pits were large. It was almost like the whole floor section was one giant mosh pit. I don't think I've seen a bigger pit, ever.

A friend of Pennywise was called up on the stage and I thought for sure he was just going to sing with them, but instead, he had his girlfriend come out on stage. He got down on his knee and the crowd went wild. He proposed to her, (She said yes!) and Pennywise played "Stand By Me". It was sweet stuff.

Here is the list of the songs played (in order as best as I caught it): "Can't Believe It", "Homesick", "The World", "Living for Today", "Fuck Authority", "Society", "Stand By Me", "Killing Time", "Fun and Games", "Perfect People", "Among Us", and basically everyone's favorite "Bro Hymn".

For those of you who live in San Diego, closed venue SOMA was brought up. Sounds almost for sure we are going to get that place back. It's been long enough right? I had a somewhat decent time at this concert. I think what took from the enjoyment were the uncomfortable seats (they need cushions) and the fact that I missed Guttermouth. I really, really wanted to see them. Hey, if you're in the Midwest in January, check Pennywise out!


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punk_rawk_show (December 28, 2006)

my score is for the line-up. thats fucking wicked

Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

Anonymous (March 6, 2002)

christ, sheena your show reviews suck. it would help if you actually described the show instead of telling us simply who played. i would have killed to go to this show cuz i love (almost) all of those bands. man what a let down. so next time can you actually tell us about the performances?

worst review ever.

Anonymous (December 12, 2001)

Any of you San Diegans like Spare Change? Graduation Day is one of the best songs I've ever heard in my life.

.... Evildeadalive

Anonymous (December 10, 2001)

If i had a nickel for everytime I had a nickel, I would have a LOT OF FUCKING NICKELS!!

*Plastic Disaster*

sXe_nick (December 9, 2001)

get some new reviews up, jeez.

sickboi (December 7, 2001)

To they guy who said we (US) should be greatful for our tours? Most of em are US bands. A lot of European bands don't tour the US that often and we hardly bitch.

Anonymous (December 6, 2001)

Face To Face are the greatest fucking band ever, even without matt. Scott is just as good. Although i miss original drummer Rob Kurth. he kicked major ass. FACE TO FACE RULES . PERIOD

Anonymous (December 6, 2001)

What's the Ramones Sex Pistols argument? The Ramones came way before the Sex Pistols. If anyone argues that they are an idiot.


gfb_punk_zine (December 5, 2001)

I don't like this review at all.

And also, people in the US should be greatful. Try living in Australia. we get good local tours but not many good niternational. And the UK gets more (and better) tours than Australia.

Anonymous (December 5, 2001)

it has be argued about when someone states that matt riddle created NUFAN

Anonymous (December 3, 2001)

either way, this isn't exactly like the ramones/sex pistols argument.. its just a fact the Pennywise was called Pennywise before No Use For A Name was called No Use For A Name. its not anything to get pissed about...

ETx310 (December 2, 2001)

PW been around since '85? I don't know about that. I know jason and fletcher went through a handful of members at the very beginning, but I doubt that was as early as '85. As for who has been around longer... who cares? That isn't what decides who goes on first or last. Youth Brigade opens for NOFX, and worse yet, Bad religion opened for Blink 182. See a theme here?

Anonymous (November 30, 2001)

I agree.


myboxersarepunkerthanu (November 30, 2001)

guttermouth suck shit

Anonymous (November 29, 2001)

Ok, let me get some shit straight. Pennywise wasn't recording music until 1988, but the band itself has been around since 1985, I know this because I have been told by people who know the band well and saw them play way back then. No Use For A Name started in 1987 and have been recording ever since. And Jason didn't shoot himself in the head. He accidently shot himself in the stomach while drunk, these are Jim lindbergs words and he knows what he is talking about. PW forever.

Anonymous (November 27, 2001)

What's with all the the idiots showing off their ignorance? Sheena didn't know NUFAN were that popular? Dude below thinks Matt started NUFAN, who were around for years before FtF even got together? What the hell?


Anonymous (November 27, 2001)

hahahah, matt created NUFAN???? What planet are you from?
NUFAN was around before matt left face to face. When he got kicked out, he recorded an album with pulley. Then he was going to give up music for good, but was asked to fill the empty bass spot in NUFAN. (I think the previous bass player joined foo fighters).
Read the sleeve for ileche con carne, and daily grind. You will not see matt riddle's name in there.
heheh, that makes me giggle. Matt riddle created NUFAN. I bet hearing that maks Tony mad.

Anonymous (November 27, 2001)

why the fuck are you all complaining??? I live in the uk and its very rare that we get an oportunity to see great bands like that play over here. you lot are very lucky to live where you live, you should be more appreciative.

Anonymous (November 27, 2001)

every pennywise show isn't the same, i've been around people who said that too. I've seen PW so many times it's not even funny, and everytime i go i still go fuckin insane. The songs they play at shows can be the same sometimes but i've seen them play "too much fun ahead of me" and "you'll never make it" which are songs they barely ever play and i;ve seen them play "perfect people" and "Fight Till You Die" which are songs they always play, you just gotta like the band that much. oh yeah and Face to Face was BEFORE NUFAN because afeter Matt was kicked out he started NUFAN. Guttermouth only played new shit really and that sucked shit and I never really liked F2F.

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

PENNYWISE is the best and this was a great show down in SD, and the writer of this review is a complete clown idiot
If you do PUNK ROCK reviews know what the fu*k your talkin about, otherwise
get a job that you know how to do.
PENNYWISE is the SHH****T!!!!
-Sean 818

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

"Killing Time" is a great PW song, and "Fun and Games" is probably their best. I wanna see Guttermouth too. i just got NUFAN's live album and it's decent.

for the record, I love you sheena the punk rocker. keep writing reviews and say whatever the hell you want.- fathead

wyzo (November 25, 2001)

Nobody was bitching about aubin or the site, just the reviews were backlogged, and nobody knew. Dont get angry at people bitching when the bitching is of your own invention. Not everything negative is a complaint.

including this, which may sound moody, but im actually not directing this at sickboi.

wyzo cant believe hes posting a reply to a comment on a reviews message board which has nothing to do with the review

ColdJuly (November 25, 2001)

No use for a name came first..they were first concieved in late '85 PW came almost 2 years later although both bands didn't release material up until about the same time.

sickboi (November 24, 2001)

God damn people. Fucking relax. Aubin, Scott, Shindo and the rest run this site as a HOBBIE. You aren't paying shit for this site, and there are no advertisements swarming you when you come here. So shut the fuck up unless you want to create a "better" site. Fat chance.

rightclique (November 24, 2001)

just a few comments... first of all, pennywise doesn't have a song called "among us", which leads me to believe you're referring to "alien" (from 1999's 'straight ahead'). next, no use for a name hasn't been around longer than pennywise and whoever said that is mistaken. next, why would you review a concert and basically say absolutely nothing about it? you told us absolutely nothing. i haven't been to any punk concerts lately, but i saw tool a couple weeks ago. why can't people write actual reviews?

booker_pee (November 24, 2001)

The fact that the reviewer went to a show of this magnitude solely to see Guttermouth (the worst band in the world, hands down) invalidates anything she had to say.

Anonymous (November 24, 2001)

so then i looked at the clock and it turns out that ive been iching my ball for four hours!

Anonymous (November 24, 2001)

Wtf kind of review for a show is this?
You didn't know many people knew about NUFAN?????? Where have you been? Shit, they could have played with nobodies opening them and the whole crowd would have still gone ape shit for them!
As for the F2F, when Matt played a classic song with the rest of the band. That should have been a huge focus of the review (IMHO). There has been bad blood between them since he was kicked out. He was by far the better bassiest. Although quite corny on stage he was a damn good solid bass player. Since mr 'play bass like a cock rocker' joined the band, you haven' nearly half as many harmonious bass lines on their albums.
Pennywise? I've seen em a million times and really, when you've seen one show you've seen em all. They are great for people that haven't seen them before but their shows are like all the movies coming out of hollywood now. Same old story and very predictable.

Anyone that hasn't seen any of these three bands play live before, definitely check them out. You will not regret it!
ok show? I would kill too see NUFAN and F2F play together again.
just for the bands that played 10 stars out of 5 (your own mini warped tour)

PHil (November 23, 2001)

It sucks
One month ago a post a review in french(to make different) but I never saw it on this website. It fucking sucks


adam (November 23, 2001)

The reviews are backed up at the moment, there are about 39 tenative reviews (none of which have been deleted). Aubin's busy sorting out some server issues and will get to the reviews in due time. At the moment Scott and I are covering the news. Dont fret, you're review will show up soon...

Anonymous (November 23, 2001)

yeah, i wrote a review of the new bad religion that I guess they didnt want to post? I dont know, im not to thrilled the only reviews that have come up are rather tepid live reviews.


Anonymous (November 23, 2001)

I know san diego has better shows than this
why do only the terrible ones get reviewed?

ETx310 (November 23, 2001)

Guttermouth plays at least 20 times a year in southern california, there's plenty of chances to see them. PW played fun and games? wow

ColdJuly (November 23, 2001)

All are great bands...If you ask me, NUFAN should have headlined being they have been around the longest. I bet that reunion was pretty cool too.

And just 2 new reviews??? hell, I have written 10 or so to be posted..haven't seen em yet.

imabigjerk (November 23, 2001)

That lineup, a f2f reunion, a proposal, and you give it 3.5 stars. What do you wanna see?

I give it a 5/5 and I wasn't even there....

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