Remember the days when your body raged with unbridled energy despite the crushing weight of the world on your shoulders? Sure, your face groaned with lip zits and girls eyed you like a rat kite boarding out of a sewer pipe—but fuck it, the world was yours. Feel that way again when you go see the Japandroids at the Glass House. This Canadian duo rocks an intensity brimming with with truth that's nothing short of completely refreshing. When Brian King sings the line “Remember when we had them all on the run,” as David Prowse’s drums roll like a volcano, it feels as if the band distilled the essence of emo and ditched the whining. Check them out and dig the naked skin rush.
Mon., April 22, 7 p.m., 2013