The Linda Lindas @ The Showbox

Kids to the front

The four band members of The Linda Lindas pose on a well-lit rural road.

: The Linda Lindas | The Showbox

  Monday, November 13th
  8 pm
Showbox at the Market: 1426 1st Ave, Seattle
  $20+

Its The Linda Lindas world, and were just living in it. 

The all-girl teen punk quartetwhich consists of sisters Lucia and Mila de la Garza, their cousin Eloise Wong, and friend Bela Salazarfirst came into the limelight in 2021 when a video of them performing their anthemic Racist, Sexist Boy song at the LA Public Library went viral. We rebuild what you destroy/You are a racist, sexist boy! screamed Wong, who co-wrote the song with Mila after a racist encounter with a schoolmate before the COVID-19 lockdown. POSER! BLOCKHEAD! RIFF RAFF! DIRT FACE! The kids are alright!

Initially formed as a pickup band for Kristin Kontrols all-covers project with inexperienced kids in 2018, The Linda Lindas took their name from the 2005 Japanese film Linda Linda Linda, which took its name from Japanese punk band Blue Hearts 1987 song Linda Linda. In the years since their formation, The Linda Lindas have gone on to claim the high punk throne with their mix of punchy lyrics and driving guitars, playing alongside legends like Alice Bag, Bikini Kill, The Dils, Best Coast, Phranc, and The Gears. 

Last year, the band released their first full-length record, Growing Up, which deals with growing up (of course), identity, anxiety, cats, and other facets of teen angst. Oh, when I say something/I wish I had shut up/And when I try to help/I always screw things up, Salazar sings on the album opener, Oh! How relatable! This fall, The Linda Lindas are taking their brand of punk on tour with Los Angeles garage rockers illuminati hotties. If you go, remember one thing  kids to the front!

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Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.