Actor/musician/composer Zander Schloss is the quietest sorta punk rock legend. He’s acted in most of director Alex Cox’s films, beginning with Repo Man, where he met the cameo-ing Circle Jerks, whom he joined on bass guitar, playing on five LPs and countless tours. From there he became a prime collaborator with another Cox repertory member, Joe Strummer; reactivated ’77 L.A. punk heroes the Weirdos; and other luminaries including Thelonious Monster and Mike Watt.: So why’s he playing solo acoustic at the tiny Chess Club on Friday night? Well, it’s likely because he will be assuming his bass duties with the Circle Jerks on Saturday, at NOFX’s two-day farewell tour stop.: The more intimate Chess Club gig will certainly promote his newly released first solo album Song About Songs, which he indicates is less about high-volume punk bashing and more about “space and vulnerability and excruciating, almost subconscious emotions.” He’ll be joined by other punk legends flexing their acoustic sides, including Riverboat Gamblers’ Mike (Wiebe) & Ian (MacDougall), Chris Gates (Big Boys/Poison 13/Junkyard), and PEARS’ Zach Quinn.: Schloss, Wiebe, MacDougall, and Quinn all exercise their punk sides the next day at Carson Creek Ranch, when Circle Jerks, Riverboat Gamblers, and PEARS take the stage at NOFX’s Punk In Drublic Festival, alongside UK anarcho-punk heroes Subhumans, Codefendants, Days N’ Daze, and San Antonio punkjunto Piñata Protest.
Fri., April 21, 9pm