It's been three years since Dear Landlord put out their one and only full-length, Dream Homes. The record took hold in the punk realm, grabbing listeners with its twentysomething frustration countered by energetic and resilient anthems that are seemingly made for singing along and pogo-ing across a sweaty rock 'n' roll floor. Due to the multitude of projects their members are in (Off With Their Heads, the Gateway District, and the Copyrights being a few), the band's relative inactivity only increases the excitement when they do hit the stage. This time, Dear Landlord return from Europe before immediately departing on a month-long tour through parts of the Midwest, and Canada. They'll start the action by playing with Banner Pilot, reuniting the four members of Rivethead for a night, if only by sharing a stage. Mixtapes open. 18+.
Fri., May 6, 8 p.m., 2011