Selection Reminder: Face to Face tonight at House of Blues!

by

comment

5-26-sel-facetofacejpg

Friday, May 27Face to Face

1999’s Ignorance is Bliss aside, Face to Face’s bread and butter has always been, well, bread-and-butter ’90s skate punk. Pulp all those early Fat Wreck Chords and Epitaph releases into one concoction and the result’s bound to sound like Trever Keith and company. This Californian band’s hooks are big and workmanlike, their record production never too polished but never too raw, and even their most provocative of lyrical images isn’t particularly provocative. Despite their relative unambitiousness, FTF have crafted a clutch of songs exemplifying skate punk in first-rate form. “Disconnected,” off of 1992’s Don’t Turn Away, takes a so-so line (“No, you don’t know what you will give up”) and turns it into a satisfying, juicy chorus by way of Keith’s ends-of-the-universe-touching shout and the track’s destitute-but-hopeful ebb and flow. With this month’s Laugh Now, Laugh Later, the first FTF record since 2002, the act gets another shot at tinkering with their template. – Reyan Ali (with Strung Out, Blitzkid, the Darlings; 7 p.m. at House of Blues, Downtown Disney West Side, Lake Buena Vista; $18.25-$21.25; 407-934-2583; houseofblues.com)


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.