Punk rock lifer Keith Morris shouted and chatted at Red Palace on Thursday. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP)

Aside from one acid-rock guitar solo, which may have lasted a full minute, the burden fell on frontman Keith Morris. A veteran of the Circle Jerks and Black Flag -- Off! is his second band named for a brand of bug spray -- Morris quickly established the evening's stop-start structure. He began by taking several minutes to introduce the other musicians and their accomplishments: guitarist Dimitri Coats, of the Burning Brides; drummer Mario Rubalcaba, who's played with Hot Snakes, Rocket from the Crypt and others; and bassist Steven McDonald, who's spent three-quarters of his life in Red Kross. Only after this prologue did the group roar into its first selection.