Friday: Downtown Boys, Sheer Mag, Big Mouth, Aguirre's Dogs

March 4

Last year, Providence punks Downtown Boys released "Full Communism," a relentless, unafraid saxophone-infused political record that spoke to the moment it came out and through that to a larger burst of activism in the country. The first track declares that we're on "a wave of history" that can't be stopped and was accompanied by a music video which raced through American colonialism, racism, sexism, and so on. The record builds on this context—complicating it, piling on more frustration and pleas for change (it also ends with hiccupy multilingual cover of Bruce Springsteen's 'Dancing In The Dark'). What's that Emma Goldman thing about what's the point of a revolution if you can't dance to it? "Full Communism" exemplifies that. 9 p.m., The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855,, $10-$12. (Brandon Soderberg)

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