Formed in Santa Rosa in 1984, Victim's Family
is a band that infused all the elements of the hardcore punk scene with an expansive and experimental edge that shifted into a jazzy, funky realm all their own. Their satirical lyrics and blistering instrumentals made them one of the most respected and challenging acts of the decade. Victim's Family turn 30 this year, and they're throwing a rocking shindig to celebrate. Joined by other local rock and punk bands, the band plays a career-spanning set of songs, voted on by the fans, when they take the stage on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St., Petaluma. 8pm. $12. 707.762.3565.