27 is a number that makes any rock and roller nervous, but punk rock promotions company Numbskull Productions is throwing a celebratory bash before it’s too late.

The California production company promotes independent music including but not limited to the punk rock, indie, hardcore, metal, ska, hip-hop, reggae, country, jazz, psycho, alternative, and experimental genres — and at all levels, from coffee shops to arenas. The long-standing DIY operation continues to service California from North to South.

Santa Cruz venue The Catalyst offers two major benefits: the venue’s ability to host two shows simultaneously, thanks to The Atrium room near the front, and, considering they book both Northern and Southern California, its somewhat central location. Numbskull will also plaster the venue walls with an exhibit showcasing pictures, flyers, videos, and memorabilia from the past three decades of Numbskull shows, and proceeds from the event will benefit Santa Barbara Animal Rescue.

Despite Numbskull’s claim to various genres, the 27th anniversary show will feature seven different bands, six of them wholly punk rock: Suicidal Tendencies, Santa Cruz locals Good Riddance and Swingin’ Utters, Leftover Crack, Fury 66, and The Missing 23rd. Seventh band Screw 32 is often billed alternative rock, but it’s safe to say they will be able to rise to the intensity of the next Saturday’s bill.

Numbskull Productions 27th Anniversary Show: Suicidal Tendencies, Good Riddance, Swingin’ Utters and more
The Catalyst
November 18, 2016
8pm, SOLD OUT (16+)