is one of a crop of new bands discovered on MySpace, but it has made its name the old-fashioned way: by relentless touring. The band releases its debut EP, Dear Virginia
, on Tuesday, but it has been on the road all month getting the word out. Joe McCaffrey, guitarist for indie-rockers Nightmare of You, found the New York band online and took a liking to its emo-friendly mix of hooky riffs and sensitive lyrics. Permanent Me opens for pop-punk buzz band Cartel
, supporting Chroma
, which also sports some nifty licks and earnest wordplay.
Thu., May 18, 6 p.m.