Once you get past Briggs
frontman Joey LaRoccas faux Brit sneer, the retro punk on their latest album, Back to Higher Ground, can be quite a charge. The Los Angeles quartet spits, spews, and pretty much stomps all over it in a three-chord squall. The Briggs name Bob Dylan as a huge influence, but sharp listeners will notice lots of Clash and Social Distortion too.
Sat., May 12, 6 p.m.