Lagwagon

Lagwagon
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
1997 / 2020

Genre

Punkrock

Country

United States

Biography

In 1997, Lagwagon was one of the first punk bands to feature on the GMM bill and twenty-years on they’re coming back for seconds. Lagwagon formed back in 1988 near Santa Barbara, California and their melodic punk rock is often compared to the likes of NOFX and No Use for a Name. They were the very first band to be signed by Fat Wreck Chords, the label founded by NOFX punk icon Fat Mike. When punk hit the mainstream in the nineties, Lagwagon refused to sign with a major label. As a result, their commercial success has been nowhere near that of The Offspring and Green Day, in spite of the undeniable quality of their music. ‘Double Plaidinum’ was their new album when they first played GMM and this time they’re on tour in support of their 9th offering ‘Railer’ (2019). It’s hard to believe more than twenty years separate the two because ‘Railer’ shares that timeless quality that is so typical of good skate punk albums, showing exactly why they’ve been a source of inspiration to the likes of Marmozets and Creeper. (#GMM20)