Rise and resist! While Providence’s incendiary Downtown Boys may have scaled back just a notch from the brass knuckles punk punch of Full Communism, they still refuse to stand down on their defiant stance against corruption. Now armed with a growling sax and power steering for their latest screed Cost of Living (Sub Pop), Victoria Ruiz and the gang revive old and disparate punk spirits — X-Ray Specs, the Clash, the Ex to name a few — to tackle head-on the outrageous injustices of today. Catch them tonight on the Purgatory stage at the Masquerade, and make sure to arrive early to witness fiery sets from local queer punks Bitter and melodic hardcore foursome Ganges Phalanges.
w/ Bitter, Ganges Phalanges. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. All ages.