"We want things that spell freedom instead of boredom," says Strömberg. "We want people to realize they run their own lives for themselves. We've all been brought up believing that we need leaders, we need bosses, we need people to tell us the way it is. But everyone can be an artist—everyone can be a hero."
The International Noise Conspiracy perform with Thrice, Midtown and Hot Rod Circuit at Chain Reaction, 1652 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, (714) 635-6067; www.allages.com. Sat., 7:30 p.m. $10. All ages.