Tyte Jeff (Album Release Show)

Jan. 21
8 p.m.
Classic Rock, Indie Rock, Rock

Jeff Allen — alongside Matt Scharenbroich, Jordan Roske, and eventual Doomtree producer Lazerbeak — co-founded the widely acclaimed, straight-outta-Hopkins post-punk band the Plastic Constellations, who, before going on indefinite hiatus in 2008, released four great-to-excellent albums (2004’s Mazatlan is usually considered their best). Allen’s Tyte Jeff project initially emerged around 2014, and now we’re finally getting a debut full-length. Saturday at the Entry serves as the release party for Lutheran Teens, a roaring triumph with fantastic-sounding production perfectly fitting both the louder moments (“Take Hold of His Throat”) and softer, smoother ones (“Same Tattoos,” “Gulf War II”). Allen is also writing his strongest and most unique lyrics; they’re funny and specific, with lines about Election Night 2008, dark Pat Benatar references, graphic designers, and homebrewers. Opening are Mrs., Valet, and Iowa’s excellently named Greg Wheeler and the Polygamist Mall Cops.