Rise Against kicks off the punk-rock summer at the Midland
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
There’s something about a good punk show that means summer is here. For me, it goes all the way back to seeing the Descendents at Liberty Hall shortly after graduating from high school. Something about cramming a lot of folks into a theater when it’s hotter than hell and getting them all to sweat and sing along together just signifies the season. When you rock out to the PA music as well (in this case, the Rezillos, Joe Jackson, the Vibrators, X-Ray Spex, Television, and other punk classics), it’s the sort of show that presages greatness yet to come.