The first headliner for this show is rendered in all-caps because their name is an acronym: Fuck It Dog, Life’s A Risk. They’re skate punks from LA; what else can anyone expect? But the knowingly irreverent moniker belies FIDLAR’s serious, almost scholarly devotion to referencing and updating the bands that came before them. Their songs blend together every kind of punk to create simple, gleeful anthems about things like beer and girls that retain a mom’s garage-abandon while staying much tighter and adept than most bands covering those subjects. Co-headliners Metz are less jokesters and more intensely focused, yet they still retain the same sense of abandon and recklessness. Think of them as FIDLAR’s fuzzed-out, disillusioned cousins. While this show and the following night at Music Hall of Williamsburg are sold out, plenty of tickets are available on the secondary market.
Wed., May 27, 9 p.m., 2015