The Briggs

The Briggs are a punk rock band based out of Los Angeles, California. The Band Formed in 1999 under the name "I Decline" by brothers Joey and Jason LaRocca and bassist Matthew Stolarz (a.k.a. Duck). In 2001, with the addition of drummer Chris Arredondo (a.k.a. Chris X) the band adopted the name The Briggs. Since the band started touring, they have shared the stage with the likes of Dropkick Murphys, Bad Religion, Anti-Flag, and Flogging Molly. They have also been involved with The Vans Warped Tour in 2002, 2004, 2007, and 2008. The Briggs released their fourth full length album, Come All You Madmen, on SideOneDummy Records on June 17, 2008. Their song "This is LA" is played as part of the introduction for the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Los Angeles Kings at all of their home games. Their song "Harder To Stand" from the album Back to Higher Ground was featured in the soundtrack to the film Big Stan (2008). After a short hiatus, the band returned to the studio in 2012 and will be releasing the song and video for "Panic" on May 1, 2012. In the Spring of 2015, The Briggs released a new self-titled 4 song EP. It was self-released by the band on 7", and the CD and digital download version included their previously released single "Panic".

The Briggs
The Briggs performing in Jacksonville, FL
The Briggs performing in Jacksonville, FL
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresCeltic punk, street punk, punk rock
Years active2001–present
LabelsSideOneDummy Records
MembersJoey LaRocca, Jason LaRocca, Chris "X" Arredondo, Ryan D. Roberts
Past membersDuck Matthews

Band membersEdit

Current members

Past Members

  • Chris Arredondo - drums
  • Alex Patterson - bass/vox
  • Matthew "Duck" Stolarz - bass/vox (1999–2003)
  • Omar Espinosa - bass/vox (2003–2004)
  • Ben Crockett - bass/vox (2004–2005)
  • Charlie Curtis - bass/vox
  • Richard Sanchez - bass/vox
  • Ryan Roberts - bass/vox
  • Jake Margolis- drums (2009–2010)


Studio albumsEdit


  • Leaving The Ways EP (2004, SideOneDummy Records)
  • The Westlake Sessions EP (2007, SideOneDummy Records)
  • The Briggs EP (2015, This Is LA Records)

Music videosEdit

  • Bored Teenager (2003)
  • One Shot Down (2004)
  • Wasting Time (2006)
  • Charge Into the Sun (2008)
  • Panic! (2012)
  • Punks in Vegas Sessions (2015)[1]


  1. ^ Matview, Emily (July 15, 2015). "Stripped Down Session: The Briggs".

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