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The Menzingers

March 4
7 p.m.
$16.50-$20
Indie Rock, Rock

You might not expect punks to age gracefully, but maturity has been good for the music of the Menzingers. Led by singers/guitarists Greg Barnett and Tom May, the Philadelphia-based four-piece emerged a decade ago, specializing in hard, fast punk that eventually earned them a deal with Epitaph Records and led to the band’s breakthrough album, 2012’s On the Impossible Past. Their sound still scans as “punk” but has taken on a classic heartland-rock sensibility with a prominent Springsteen influence. It’s a progression heard all over the band’s fifth and latest album, After the Party, whose much-quoted first chorus is as follows: “Where are we gonna go now that our 20s are over?” The Menzingers share the same sense of maturity and urgency that’s powering some of our most vital rock bands, like Japandroids and Beach Slang, and it’s making for some of their best material yet. (See: stomping After the Party cuts “Tellin’ Lies” and “Lookers.”) Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid open.