Rock & Pop

The Flatliners/Signals Midwest/toyGuitar/Timeshares

When: Sun., Aug. 16, 8 p.m. 2015

Holding down the ska-punk scene with aplomb, The Flatliners delivered another solid album this year -- opening up their sound on a slightly more accessible angle. This is heavy stuff at times, but there’s often a very simple and enticing backbone to these songs -- “melodic hardcore” is how at least a few critics have labeled the band. “This Guy Reads from a Card,” for instance, chugs along power-chord verses and explosive choruses, tossing in ska-type riffs and rhythms midway through the song for good measure. “Sleep is for Bitches” kind of gives you the tenor of the band’s lyrics, and it also gives audiences a great opportunity to skank wildly and throw down on the dance floor. Like what you’ll be doing when you show up tonight. (Sandy)

Price: $12 ADV, $14 DOS

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