Rock & Pop

Cherry Glazerr/Slow Hollows

When: Fri., Jan. 27, 9 p.m. 2017

On their 2014 debut, Haxel Princess, Cherry Glazerr sang about teenage tomfoolery. Now, the band’s taken a treacherous trek towards maturity on 2017’s Apocalipstick. The first album’s lazy lo-fi shifts to shady alt-rock this time around with cryptic chords and erratic synths mirroring the jarring effect of shattered naivete. Although band members still clown around (check out the clever adult humor in “Nuclear Bomb” video), they’ve begun to use their musical platform as a tool to promote dialogue about feminism, racism and LGBT rights, especially as the new presidency threatens progress in these areas. “Nurse Ratched,” for example, riffs on one of cinematography’s most infamous villains, a woman whose abuse of power is a metaphor for government corruption. “Told You I’d Be With the Guys” calls for female solidarity. Cherry Glazerr’s raucous performance value cannot possibly be translated by recording alone, and this show will easily top what is already a convicting new album. (Bethany Kaufman)

Price: $10 ADV, $12 DOS

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