Does Pennywise represent punk rocks second wave, as described in the promoters official literature, or pop-punks first wave, as described by most critics? Or is it neo-gospel-rocks fourth wave? Or who gives a shit? Whatever wave were talking about, all three of the bands Jagermeister Music Tour tour-mates have surfed it. So heres your chance to see Pennywise (who sound like Bad Religion) co-headline with Pepper (who sound like Sublime), preceded by opening acts Authority Zero (who sound like Bad Religion and Sublime) and Dubluva (who sound like Bob Marley on Zoloft). And the whole thing is sponsored by a diarrhea-like German digestif that tastes vaguely of licorice. Could be a good time, actually. As for the music: Dont think for a second that der volk at Jagermeister were being flip when they opted for the pop-punk/ska-punk/reggae-punk/melodic-hardcore line-up. That shit is the result of hours upon hours of intense focus-group testing and demographic analysis. Because poncy emo-kids dont drink Jagermeister. If they did, wed be looking at a Fall Out Boy-My Chemical Romance-Jawbreaker-Airborne Toxic Event all-ages show. And that has Smirnoff Ice written all over it.
Sun., May 31, 6:30 p.m., 2009