Preview: The Stitches at Ace of Cups

From the October 20, 2011 edition

Orange County had a long history of punk rock before The Stitches came along in 1994, but most of those bands have broken up by now or might as well be. To their credit, this brash, ballsy bunch has kept chugging deep into their second decade with vitality to spare, be it in their consistent output of new records or their bracing live show.

They’ll sear your senses Friday at Ace of Cups, where Exwhites and Burger Boys are also on the agenda.