Clockmen is a tight, exuberant punk trio that has been melting faces in Rochester for the last seven years. Its songs are rich, fist-pumping anthems that pull in the audience and let them be a part of the fun. Nick Walter's guitar provides the crunch with power chords and wailing solos; Adam Pawlukiewicz's drums are raw and spontaneous; and John Chajka fronts the band with a unique character that is joyful, sarcastic, and never in danger of taking itself too seriously. Clockmen's new album, "The Dead City Heist," shows the bands creativity as a soundtrack to an upcoming noir comic of the same name — its story is as entertaining as the band is, as three desperate men get together and make a plan to rob a cola factory. See them now, because after their proposed heist they may all be in jail.
Clockmen, with Sexy Teenagers and New City Slang, plays Saturday, November 29, at The Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $6-$8. bugjar.com.