Triple Bordego 02/17/11
TRiP – Santa Monica, CA
Words/Photos by Reverend Justito
It has been a few months since I have checked in with Triple Bordego. Over the past few years they have been regulars at TRiP in Santa Monica, and with nothing to do on a Thursday night I headed down the hill to check their headline set. Hitting the tiny stage at just past 9:15, the band unleashed an hour long set of their unique brand of pop-punk jams upon a packed bar.
With this being my third TRiP with Triple Bordego, two things really stood out to me. The first was the fact that surf-punk legends Agent Orange managed to outsell the upstart four piece by 5-10 tickets. It’s not just friends and family heading out to see Triple Bordego, as much as a small fan base is starting to develop.
The other thing that stood out to me was the progression of the band’s sound. When the band performs some of their older songs like “C Street” and “Bright Hands” it feels effortless. The band, especially front man CJ Slauenwhite has grown leaps and bounds since first seeing them last April. With some shows under their belt, the foursome is now performing with a new level of confidence that only makes the experience that much more enjoyable.
So if you are in the Los Angeles area and enjoy pop-punk; make sure you check out Triple Bordego.