Off-Ramp for September 12, 2009

Rodney's Still Rockin'

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Andrea Domanick

Off Ramp's Andrea Domanick swapped bang-straightening tips with Rodney Bingenheimer in his designated booth--dedicated to him by Nancy Sinatra in 1999--at Canter's Deli, where he eats dinner every night.

If you lived in L.A. in the 1980s, then you probably remember DJ Rodney Bingenheimer's show on KROQ, "Rodney on the Roq." Bingenheimer helped launch bands like Social Distortion and X, turning L.A's nascent punk scene into a movement. Rodney's show just celebrated its 33rd anniversary, and he's still playing his favorite new artists every Monday night from midnight till 3 a.m. Off-Ramp's Andrea Domanick talked with Rodney about punk, parking and pint-sized prodigies over his nightly bowl of barley bean soup at Canter's.


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