When brothers Eddie, Frank and Jorge Casillas formed the Voodoo Glow Skulls in the late '80s, their hardcore ska-punk resounded with the kids who hung out in the Riverside, Calif., back yards where VGS first played. Two decades later, those kids have grown up, but they can still be found spinning their favorite VGS albums and singing along to "Fat Randy"--and their own kids are listening, too. VGS has stayed true to their roots but their music has definitely evolved over the years.
Drummer Chris Dalley, who permanently joined the band early this year, said it's because VGS has kept the music fresh. "Every new album is a step in a new direction," Dalley said. "We experiment and try new things. You can only make the same album for so long," he said, laughing. He added that VGS will roll into Boise old-school--by bus. Look for a retrofitted white school bus parked near Main Street on show night.
Wednesday, March 31, with The Useless, All Hands Go and Radillac, 9 p.m., $10. Gusto, 509 Main St.