When: Sun., March 11, 8 p.m. 2018
No, not the child-eating clown of Stephen King lore. This California punk quartet has been thrashing around since the late ’80s and, like its namesake, emerges every so often to remind you they can still wreak a little havoc. At their peak, Pennywise railed against authority, threw middle fingers up at the establishment and roasted phonies, and they’re still playing like it’s 1993 in more ways than one: The band’s most recent release, 2014’s Yesterdays, is something of a tribute to its origins, bringing original lead singer Jim Lindberg back into the studio and featuring re-recorded versions of songs written by founding bassist Jason Thirsk (who died in 1995). It’s a fitting way to lionize an era of music that continues to influence new artists.