Tuesday, Jan. 8 – Forgetters
with the New Lows, Permanent Makeup
54 N. Orange Ave.
For many fans, following the musical journey of Blake Schwarzenbach has been something of a polarizing bronco ride. But this current Brooklyn-based band with former Against Me! drummer Kevin Mahon and bassist-keyboardist Michelle Proffit is a seasoned, well-tuned balance between the punk-rock brawn of his early Jawbreaker days, the expansive indie-rock tendrils of his subsequent term in Jets to Brazil and the humanity and heart that’s defined his sensibility all along. The result is a moody, deep and richly melodic vocabulary that both stretches the definition of punk rock and defies its conventions altogether. It’s an alluringly thick sound that’s a continuation of Schwarzenbach’s maturing perspective as well as a sonic return to rawness not heard from him in many years. Locals sweetening the pot are dissonant art-punkers Permanent Makeup and the New Lows, who’ve been on an energized tear since the release of their excellent new album I Couldn’t Sleep. – Bao Le-Huu
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 email@example.com.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.