The Twin City area has been a prolific breeding ground for punk and hardcore since the mid-70's, and this Minneapolis-based outfit is dutifully following in the footsteps of respected area acts like Dillinger Four. Off with Their Heads formed in 2003 and, until the steadying effect of its most recent studio release, this year's "Home," the band maintained a grueling road schedule despite a dizzying array of line-up changes. The current composition — Ryan Young (guitar, vocals), Robbie Stewartwood (bass), and Justin Francis (drums) — is a poignant power-punk trio. The Emersons and Safety also perform at this show.
Off With Their Heads performs Saturday, August 3, 9 p.m. at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $10-$12. bugjar.com.