The Formal Age is a six-piece band made up of guitarists Jake Jonker and Ryan Wiisanen, keyboardist Phil McGrath, bassist Jay Rahman and drummer Adam Helbach. They’ve all been part of the local scene for more than a decade and are returning this year for their fifth Homegrown under the current lineup. Describing their own sound as the love child of the Pixies and the Cars raised by Bruce Springsteen, the group plays hook-heavy anthemic power-pop with political and scientific lyrical themes. A self-titled debut album was released in June.
10pm Sat 5/2 | Rex Bar