Local legends Dillinger Four are still going strong after 14 years and four albums, proving that good pop-punk isn't dead. With evocative titles like "Clown Cars on Cinder Blocks" and "Parishiltonisametaphor," their songs are earnest, carefully wrought rally cries for the everyman, a welcome antidote to the mediocre mall-punk populating the collective consciousness of late. The release of the band's latest, C I V I L W A R, suffered from a protracted two-year delay and squabbles over an early leaked version, but Interpunk.com declared the album "worth every second of the interminable wait." In the spirit of this tardiness, the band is holding a couple of record-release parties, two months after the fact, as part of the Triple Rock's ongoing 10-year anniversary celebration. $10. 5 p.m. (all ages)/9 p.m. (21+).
Fri., Dec. 12, 2008