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Against Me!, Frnkiero and the Cellebration, Annie Girl and the Flight

When: Mon., June 15, 8 p.m. 2015




In an age of withering rock record sales and blooming escapist electronica festivals, folks like to talk about rock 'n' roll like a patient on life support, a charity case in need of pity and tax-deductible donations. But if rock is to survive in any meaningful way, it needs fewer stars like Jack White or Dave Grohl taking its salvation as their cause célèbre and more bandleaders using it not as a museum piece but a mouthpiece for what matters at the moment. In May 2012, Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, announcing that she was beginning the transition into life as a woman. Rather than carry on with band business as usual, Grace wrote an epic and impactful LP about the issue, last year's daring and great Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Filled with anthems exploring subjects mostly alien to the rock lexicon, it felt like a way to make old punk songwriting formulas fresh and vital, to give some chords and hooks an urgent purpose. Following some lineup turmoil and turnover, Against Me! has returned to the stage, with Laura Jane Grace out front, howling her truths. With Frnkiero andthe Cellebration and Annie Girl and the Flight. 8 p.m., $18$22, 126 E. Cabarrus St., Raleigh, 919-821-4111, —Grayson Haver Currin

Price: $18-$22

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