Against Me! w/Fake Problems

When: Sat., Nov. 10 2012

Against Me! is going through a period of transition, but in a way the band always has been. In its earliest days, founder Tom Gabel played solo acoustic shows in houses and small, DIY venues, while now the four-piece goes electric on big-time tours with big-name acts like the Cult. The earliest Against Me! records were earnest and frustrated pieces of work released on small labels like Plan-It-X and No Idea, while the major label albums on Sire — New Wave and White Crosses — showcase the glossier side of punk. And this year, the band transitioned in a way that has nothing to do with its music. Gabel came out as transgender in a blaze of Rolling Stone glory back in May and is now living as Laura Jane Grace. Up next for Against Me! is the concept album Transgender Dysphoria Blues, which Grace started recording months before her announcement. The band may look a little different, but the Music Farm show (with Naples, Fla., band Fake Problems opening) will surely remind some of you of your teenage anarcho punk days. See you in the pit. —Susan Cohen

Price: $15/adv, $18/door

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