Buzzcocks‘ rousing Sunday night (August 19) performance was one of the main attractions of this weekend’s Sunset Junction Street Fair, held in the Silver Lake neighbourhood of Los Angeles.
The old-school punks played a hit-filled set as the sun went down over the festival, effortlessly breezing through their back catalogue with the energy of men half their age.
With a Union Jack displayed proudly onstage, the 50-something Mancunians played hits including ‘Sick City Sometimes’ and ‘What Do I Get?’, which left the teenagers in front breathless from moshing.
Before calling it a night, the band returned for a three-song encore including ‘Harmony In My Head’, ‘Ever Fallen In Love?’ and ‘Orgasm Addict’ that left Steve Diggle writhing on the floor, bowing his guitar with a half-full bottle of champagne that spilled over onto the ecstatic front row.
Earlier in the weekend, Autolux paved the way for Saturday night’s headliners with their shoegazing-inspired set, which was preceded by performances from local bands The Broken West and Sea Wolf.
–By our Los Angeles staff.