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On this day, a quarter century ago, Bay Area punk trio Green Day dropped their major-label debut Dookie on an unsuspecting generation like it wasn’t even a thing.

They didn’t even care. They called it Dookie for crying out loud. Needless to say, this record ended up having notable influence on the next wave of musicians to follow. And this weekend 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley will be host to a celebration of the landmark record’s 25th birthday. 15 bands Bay Area bands each covering one of the 15 songs off the seminal record.

And yes, it has been noted that everyone at Gilman hated Green Day when Dookie came out…but a lot has happened in the last two and a half decades. People grow, scenes evolve, and social politics (hopefully) become more nuanced and progressive. As Billie Joe himself would say: “It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right. I don’t want to be an American Idiot.”

25 Years of Dookie Tribute: Grumpster, Little Debbie and the Crusaders, Unpopular Opinion, Neverlyn, Sarchasm, Like Roses, Pity Party, Danger Inc., Gnarboots, Get Married, Deseos Primitivos, Corrupted Morals, Rex Means King, and Weeny Witch!
924 Gilman Street
February 2, 2019
6pm $10