One from the vaults? Most definitely.
Punker turned rootsy folk-rocker Jesse Malin has been busy over the past few years, spinning out poetic solo sets, working with Ryan Adams in a splinter project called The Finger, and even hooking up with Green Day members for a new outfit called Queens Of The Rodeo.
In addition, the former owner of ultracool Big Apple hangout Coney Island High now runs two other clubs, Niagra and the Bowery Electric. But that just wasn’t enough for him.
So — believe it or not — Malin actually reformed his piledriving original band, D Generation, who broke up way back in 1999 after releasing only three (and truly great) albums: “D Generation” in ’94; “No Lunch” in ’96; and “Through The Darkness” in ’99.
They tentatively regrouped in 2008 to play three songs at the opening of John Varvatos NYC store, built on the site of defunct punk club CBGB. But now they’re on an eight-date tour that brings them to Oakland’s Uptown on Sept. 25, and they will soon re-enter the studio to record a 2012 comeback disc.
“There’s a lot of love amongst the five of us,” Malin noted. “We grew up together. It’s like a gang, a bunch of friends hanging out on a street corner.”
For more, visit www.dgeneration.us/.