Bad Religion:Like NOFX, the melodic hardcore vets of Bad Religion are pissed off at our Prez. That seething anger feeds the bulk of their awesome new album, The Empire Strikes First. BR has been at it for more than two decades with its credibility and intensity intact. Missing this set would be a huge mistake, my friends.
JAMES MINCHIN III
Hometown boys New Found Glory: Cyrus Bolooki (left), Jordan Pundik, Chad Gilbert, Ian Grushka, and Steve Klein
11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 31. Tickets cost $29.75. Call 954-946-2402.
Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806 NE 6th St, Pompano Beach
Fallen From the Sky:This Boca Raton four-piece definitely comes from the Descendents/All school of punk rock: fast, crunchy, ultra-catchy, pep talk tunes with bouncy bass lines and some nice harmonies. They could be the sleeper hit of this year's whole show. Hey, the 246 friends the band has accumulated on its MySpace.com page can't be wrong, right?