If the word emo conjurs images in your mind of eyeliner wearing d-bags whose music is slightly more relevant than the talentless pop starlets the band members date, you need to take a deep breath. Go put on the album Frame and Canvas by seminal 90s emo band Braid. It's full of infectious guitar noodling mixed with angular aggressive guitar assaults, that gets stuck between the ears. Did I mention the music rocks some of the best drumming from east of the Mississippi? Go.
Fri., Aug. 17, 7 p.m., 2012