One of the most heartening stories in rock is that Bad Religion is still thriving 30 years after forming in Los Angeles. The straight-forward punk band, which will perform Tuesday at the Electric Factory, hasn’t changed much, while the world is completely different.
Hardcore punk is the template the band was built on. The Bad Religion songs continue to be powerful and at times raucous but with cerebral lyrics.
Bits and pieces of psychedelia and hard rock have added some spice to the act’s visceral attack. What’s most impressive is that the bookish, middle-aged members of the band still possess plenty of energy. Don’t miss Bad Religion or take the act for granted. It’s the last of the dinosaurs from the LA ‘80s punk world.