US - Oxnard & Ventura County 1
“Frankly I was appalled at the first report that you had for the Oxnard area. At the moment we have TONS more bands than 5 groups who all play the same generic (not a huge fan of myself) 2-stepping HXC. Don't get me wrong, the dudes who play in those bands are all cool. I went to school with some of them. It's just not the only bands that are, and at that time, were active.
The Oxnard scene has always been thriving. Every clique of people seem to have their own opinion about the vitality of the scene.
The "street punks" scene tends to come alive once every ten years. Same with the "pogo" and "drunk" punks.
The "HXC" kids scene usually makes a revival every two years or so when bands like Ceremony or Trash Talk decide to come down to Oxnard to visit.
A list of genres and bands are below. Separating active bands, styles/genres/ and area of origin.
All bands listed represent a whole spectrum of punk and hardcore. Not just one style. Tons of styles with people of all types.
BLASTING CONCEPT (SCUMMY PUNK RAWK/SANTA BARBERA)
CATHOLIC SPIT (PUNK RAWK/VENTURA)
EL MARIACHI (PV/NOISE/OXNARD)
FLYSWATTER (POP PUNKISH/VENTURA)
THE FUCKING WRATH (STONER/DOOM/VENTURA)
GLOBAL CRIME SYNDICATE (PUNK/VENTURA)
GUN OF A SON (PUNK RAWK/VENTURA)
HEROS FUNERAL (RNR/DEATH/SANTA BARBERA)
HIPSTER TRASH (THRASHCORE/VENTURA)
ILL REPUTE (PUNK RAWK/OXNARD)
OUT OF TRUST (PUNK/VENTURA)
LAZY DOGS (STONER/RIFFAGE/OXNARD)
THE LAST PRIORITY (PUNK/HARDCORE/OXNARD)
LOCKED IN SILENCE (HARDCORE/OXNARD)
THE MISSING 23RD (PUNK/HARDCORE/VENTURA)
MISSIONARY POSSESSION (PUNK/GOLETA)
NEVER MEANT (PUNK/HARDCORE/OXNARD)
NO ADVISORY (PUNK/SIMI VALLEY)
THE ONLY CHILD (ANARACHO/PUNK/OXNARD)
ONE HATE (PV/NOISE)
SIDEWALK SLAMMER (R'ALSH/OJAI)
SHATTERED BADGE (PUNK/HARDCORE/OXNARD)
STOP BREATHING (PUNK/HARDCORE/VENTURA)
SUBURBAN MOMS (PUNK/HARDCORE/VENTURA)
VIOLENT AMERICANS (PUNK/HARDCORE/OXNARD)
WAGES OF FEAR (PUNK/HARDCORE/VENTURA)