Having already conquered England, Frank Turner takes his band on a headlining U.S. tour, including Sunday's stop at the Triple Rock. Turner's direct, honest songs conjure familiar names—Billy Bragg and Bruce Springsteen come to mind—but his voice is all his own, using an anthemic punk-rock quality that adds an element of communal catharsis to his folk approach. His works pull from traditional places and stories, mixing it up between solo voice/guitar reflections and full band compositions that are ultimately rock-inspired folk music. With a strong, personal stage presence, consider it An Evening With... rather than a spectator/performer experience. Having toured with Green Day, Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, the Offspring, and the Revival Tour, Turner takes center stage himself in support of June's England Keep My Bones. With Andrew Jackson Jihad and Into It, Over It. 18+.
Sun., Oct. 23, 7 p.m., 2011