Lime-Green Day

If you don’t know how to categorize a band, just call it “punk.” From Blink-182 to Green Day, musical acts are constantly given the label for lack of a more appropriate, genre-defining term.

Houston-based trio O Pioneers!!! tends to get thrown under the giant punk umbrella, as well. However, its brand of harmonic, broken-down rock – vocalist Eric Solomon shouts in a “choking on gravel” style similar to Against Me! – is far closer to Hot Water Music or Dillinger Four than any music that broke in ’76. If anything, O Pioneers!!! deserves at least one listen solely for distributing its recent album, Neon Creeps, via 250 lime-green cassette tapes.

Mon., Sept. 7, 7 p.m., 2009
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Adriane Goetz