Andrew Jackson Jihad, Laura Stevenson & the Cans, Roar, Treasure Fleet All Ages Early Warnings (Music) Recommended Soundboard

When: Sun., March 18, 6 p.m. 2012

Andrew Jackson Jihad, the Phoenix-based folk-punk duo of Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty, have taken some flak for their lyrics—but that just goes to show how thin-skinned the "scene" can be. They're hilarious in a bitter-guy-with-his-heart-in-the-right-place sort of way, not "hilarious" in a mean-spirited shock-jock sort of way. "American Tune," from their latest album, Knife Man (Asian Man), is as straightforward a deconstruction of white male privilege as you're going to get from white guys, and by the time you reach "Hate, Rain on Me"—which begins with the declaration "I wish I had a bullet big enough to fucking kill the sun"—you're probably going to be having a Pavlovian sympathetic reaction if you've ever enjoyed the Violent Femmes or the Happy Flowers (or even the Dead Milkmen). This is Andrew Jackson Jihad's first tour with a full band, and you can download a new free song, the pro-Occupy anthem "This Is Not a War," at their Tumblr (among other places). —Monica Kendrick Laura Stevenson & the Cans, Roar, and Treasure Fleet open.

Price: $12, $10 in advance

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