This is NowFounding members Dan Holmi, Jesse Johnson and Garrett Schroeder have played the Twin Ports for over a decade with different hard rock projects. When they formed This is Now three years ago, they decided to skip over the hardcore genre’s stereotypes and fill the gaps with good ol’ fashioned head bangin’ metal music. Filling out the line-up with Jeremy Malecki’s guitar work and the enigmatic Richie Redbeard on vocals, the band has released a self-titled album and plays the region regularly. It also might be the only band in town that includes dog tags among its merchandise, so fans can show they are “T.I.N. Soldiers.”

10:30pm Tues 5/1 at Twins Bar