Featured Photos: Rancid in Reno, NV - July 8, 2009
Fronted by lefty guitarist Tim Armstrong, Nor-Cal ska/punk veterans Rancid are credited with reviving interest in the genre during the mid-'90s. The lineup still maintains three of the four members who formed the group in 1991. In 1993, they invited a friend by the name of Billie Joe Armstrong, who co-wrote their single "Radio," to join Rancid, but he chose to stick with his group Green Day.
With a discography of live albums outnumbering studio albums by five to one, it's not a stretch to conclude that Rancid's forte is performing in real time. Last month (6/10), the group kicked off its current tour in support of "Let The Dominoes Fall" and, along with Rise Against and Billy Talent, will be on the road through mid August.
SoundSpike's Tim Mosenfelder attended Rancid's show in Reno last Wednesday (7/8), and here are some of his photos.