When: Fri., Dec. 30, 7 p.m. 2011
Local emo troubadour Evan Thomas Weiss, the main man behind Into It. Over It., likes to keep busy. Just this year he wrapped up Twelve Towns, a series of split seven-inch releases with six different bands; opened for beloved folk-punk Frank Turner on a national tour; and released IIOI's official full-length debut, Proper (No Sleep). The album came out September 27—exactly four years after Weiss debuted Into It. Over It. on his 23rd birthday—and it celebrates his mental and creative maturation. Weiss cut his teeth as a solo artist performing intimate, stripped-down sets, but Proper is a harder-sounding full-band affair, packed with soaring melodies, sleek hooks, and gorgeously layered vocal harmonies. It's his most accessible collection, more pop than punk—though fans of both genres ought to love it. This will be Weiss's last local club show before he hits the road for an all-acoustic national tour called "Where's the Band?" with some real pop-punk royalty, including Get Up Kids' Matt Pryor and Saves the Day's Chris Conley. —Leor Galil William Beckett headlines; Into It. Over It., Bonaventure, and Jennifer Hall open.
Price: $15, $13 in advance