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Japandroids at One Eyed Jacks 

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Japandroids is punk rock as a George Bernard Shaw malapropism. There would be no salvaging youth from the young, Brian King and David Prouse realized on 2009 debut Post-Nothing — eight furious tracks about baby hearts sparking fire that pack all the wallop of an overloaded washing machine, seemingly intent on knocking Vancouver Island free of its continental grip. Three years later and engulfed in young adulthood, the boys are back in town with another eight-track tour de force, Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl), spitting gas on the embers and embracing being wasted: shouting out first-light High Lifes and Marlboros on "The Nights of Wine and Roses," pouring some out for the Hold Steady's Boys and Girls in America and Tom Petty's "American Girl" on "Evil's Sway," finding profundity in inane companionship on "Younger Us" ("Gimme that night you were already in bed/ Said f—k it, got up to drink with me instead") and the perfect word association for their band on "Adrenaline Nightshift" ("There's no better high than this/ Adrenaline nightshift."). There's something about hollering at the top of your lungs, over five-alarm guitars and continually thundering drums, that lends rock lyrics greater import; it's how, in these co-vocalists' devil-may-blare throats, unpoetic lines like "If I had all of the answers and you had the body you wanted/ Would we love with a legendary fire?" become hoarse haikus of the all-night set. Swearin' and KG Accidental open. Tickets $16. — Noah Bonaparte Pais


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