“You laugh, you cry/Everybody has to die,” rails the chorus of “Devil in Your Eyes,” and rarely has a bad trip’s existential tumult been conveyed with so much power-pop mania. Miniboone’s new EP, Big Changes, is a keeper, and reports of the Brooklyn quintet’s live gigs suggest a Ritalin riot of lurching guitars and the pinballing young manhood expected of a band named after a Fermilab attempt to observe neutrino oscillations. With Landlady.

Wed., Dec. 15, 8 p.m., 2010