The Dictators NYC, Single Mothers, Negative Approach, Burger Records Caravan of Stars Tour, The Briefs, 7 Seconds, The Flatliners
The Dictators NYC(Thu., 12:15am, Red 7 outside)
Pre-Ramones fathers of NYC punk rock still fronted by Handsome Dick Manitoba and guitar genius Ross the Boss.
Single Mothers(Fri., 10pm, Parish)
London, Ontario, snotties who broke up in 2009 now boast the angriest LP of autumn in Negative Qualities.
Negative Approach(Fri., 12:25am, Red 7 outside)
Detroit hooligans who pioneered Midwestern Eighties hardcore fronted by leather-lunged John Brannon.
Burger Records Caravan of Stars Tour(Sat., 10pm, Holy Mountain outside)
The SoCal imprint that made cassettes cool again with garage-centric hipsters presents: local surf punks La Migra, Puerto Rican rockers AJ Davila y Terror Amor, Antwerp garage dwellers Mozes & the Firstborn, and L.A. power rock trio Together Pangea.
The Briefs(Sat., 11:15pm, Red 7 outside)
Seattle pogo-pop revivalists call off the hiatus and dig out the skinny ties and hair bleach.
7 Seconds(Sat., 12:30am, Red 7 inside)
Reno straight-edge pioneers Leave a Light On – new, speedy, and as powerful as ever.
The Flatliners(Sun., 12mid, North Door)
Impossibly bouncy Toronto ska-punks whose recent Dead Language LP suggests too much sugar-laden breakfast cereal.