When: Tue., May 27, 8:30 p.m. 2014
There's always gonna be something inspiring about a good group shout in earnest hardcore. For nearly two decades, Massachusetts band Bane—a name that will live forever emblazoned in varsity lettering on zip-up hoodies—have been reliable hands in an east-coast scene that hit its stride in the late 90s with the rejuvenation of straightedge hardcore. Their breakneck melodies and pinpoint breakdowns are the sound of circle pits full of arms a-flailin', and front man Aaron Bedard spurs all-for-one sing-alongs like a frenzied motivational speaker with a touch of Ray Cappo in his voice. Bane claims that their new record, Don't Wait Up (Equal Vision), will be their last, and like its predecessors, The Note (2005) and the classic Give Blood (2001), it's a well-orchestrated album from a band of veterans that's going to set off twinges of nostalgia five years from now. —Kevin Warwick Turnstile and Take Offense open.
Price: $14, $12 in advance