Best Sonic Youths

To Live Is to Die

If you're looking for reassurance about the state of tomorrow's local music scene, you don't have to look any further than today's: Half the area's best new musical talents are teenagers. Our favorites, the members of Cleveland's To Live Is to Die, look like harmless, gangly teens . . . until they plug in, turn on, and rock out, suddenly morphing into back-alley bruisers, playing knives-out metalcore.