As we told you a few months back, Canadian hardcore punk outfit Fucked Up are set to return to Exit/In TONIGHT, July 7, in support of their fantastic new fourth album, Glass Boys. Joining the band are local punks Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders and JAWWS, and we couldn’t ask for a better lineup. It would be an understatement to say you’re definitely going to get your $15 worth, so be sure to arrive early and to stick around until the very end; just be prepared to get rowdy. After the jump, you’ll find more about all three acts.
One of the most explosive, influential, and unabashedly punk groups of the past decade, Canada’s Fucked Up have managed to transcend their underground, DIY roots to become a critically celebrated band, without compromising the sound or principles they were founded on. Unsurprisingly, their live shows are raw, unpredictable, rowdy, and in-your-face, and their past appearances at Exit have been ones for the books. Their new album, Glass Boys, might just be their best yet, and adopts a newfound cohesiveness and complexity without abandoning any of the band’s ferocity.
CY BARKLEY AND THE WAY OUTSIDERS
Nashville punks Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders released their sophomore effort, Mutability, last fall, quickly grabbing our attention as one of Music City’s best underground acts. We’ve seen the punk group grow in local (and national) attention, and become a more focused, live powerhouse over the last couple of years, and we couldn’t think of a better supporting act to warm up the crowd for the intensity of Fucked Up.
Falling somewhere in between Cy Barkley and Fucked Up, punk/hardcore local band JAWWS have been gaining buzz with their edgy, energetic sound and their high-profile array of supporting slots with some of our favorite acts. The handful of times we’ve caught them, we’ve walked away impressed, and they only seem to get tighter with each show. Get there early, or miss out.
Fucked Up, Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders, JAWWS will perform TONIGHT, July 7, at Exit/In. The show is 18+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available for $15.