Forgetters, 97-Shiki Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard

When: Tue., Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m. 2010

After taking a break from music for a few years after the demise of Jets to Brazil in 2003, punk bard and former Jawbreaker front man Blake Schwarzenbach apparently returned in the mood for something a bit faster and louder. In 2008 he put together the short-lived Thorns of Life, which he described as "a storehouse of fond hatred," and his new band, Forgetters, is a lean, rough power trio in the mold of Mission of Burma, rounded out by Caroline Paquita (ex-Bitchin') and former Against Me! drummer Kevin Mahon—perhaps the most straight-ahead rock band he's led to date. They're touring on their debut double seven-inch, which is rife with Schwarzenbach's polemical disenchantment—the catchiest songs about U.S. foreign policy you'll hear this year. 97-Shiki opens. 17+. —Jessica Hopper

Price: $12, $10 in advance

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