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About Dr. Know

While Orange County, CA, became a thriving center of the hardcore scene in the early ’80s, Oxnard churned out enough bands to earn its own genre: nardcore. Dr. Know singer Brandon Cruz coined the phrase that the simple, loud, raw, anthemic, and admittedly un-inventive punk sounds of bands like Agression and Stalag 13. The band re-formed in the late ’90s, with two original members, Cruz and bassist Ismael Hernandez, guitarist Craig Mendez, and drummer Eric Vasquez. A split record with Fang and the Hellions on Hello Records offered the band’s first new material in over a decade.