If you think you know Pennywise, think again. The band has made a name for themselves over the past 28 years as a politically minded, melodic hardcore act who have sold millions of albums. They have become one of the most successful independent acts of all time.
Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles, a neighborhood with a rich punk rock history, Pennywise began in 1988. The band would go on to amass an international following through relentless touring and a melodic high energy sound merging melodic surf punk, blistering hardcore and the classic punk of their youth.
The group has solidified their place in punk history with songs like the raging “Fuck Authority”, “Alien”, and the band’s legendary ode to brotherhood and departed friends “Bro Hymn”. The band have released eleven albums in the span of their 27 years as a band, including: Pennywise (1991), Unknown Road (1993), About Time (1995), Full Circle (1997), Straight Ahead (1999), Land of the Free? (2001), From the Ashes (2003), The Fuse (2005), Reason to Believe (2008), All or Nothing (2012), and most recently Yesterdays (2014).