Who:Against Me!When: 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 19
Where: House of Blues
Why: Despite old-school fans shouting “sell out!” over the band’s leap to a major label, Against Me! remains one of the smartest, best groups playing melodic punk today.
Latest Album: New WaveBest Album: New WaveDidja Know? Against Me! and Bruce Springsteen are members of the Mutual Appreciation Society. Against Me!’s guitarist has a tattoo of one of Bruce’s albums; the Boss has been giving the politically minded band mucho props lately.
Listen Now: “Thrash Unreal,” in which an aging junkie/music fan/fucked-up daughter grows old, but far from gracefully. -- Michael Gallucci