Much like the group that Banner Pilot's bassist Nate Gangelhoff sometimes dabbles in, Off With Their Heads, these punk rockers have managed to stay just under the radar locally while earning enough of a following nationally to successfully tour the festival and club circuits. Their newest album, Heart Beats Pacific, is their third on NOFX's Fat Wreck Chords label, and it's kept them on the road throughout most of the fall and winter season. This stellar bill should make for a nice homecoming present for the band and a good excuse to escape the relatives for a night of blistering, balls-out rock 'n' roll. If you're looking to turn your holiday warm fuzzies into roaring flames of fire, this show should do the trick. With Dear Landlord, the Slow Death, and the Dirty Hits. 18+.
Wed., Dec. 28, 8 p.m., 2011