Pick of the Day: Teenage Bottlerocket

teenage bottlerocket

Teenage Bottlerocket’s three chord-rumble has aged nicely. Their pop-punk sound recalls classic old-school trailblazers like the Descendents, Green Day, and Bouncing Souls —full of energy, hooks, chug, and spirit. “Over the last decade plus, the band’s really gelled,” said bassist Miguel Chen. “We’ve got a good cycle as far as write a record, tour as many places as we can on the record, then write a new record and repeat.” Their latest album, Freak Out!, goes from the humorously smart-dumb “Cruising for Chicks” through their rockabilly ode to the evil Comic Book of the Dead, “Necrocomicon,” to the breakneck “Who Killed Sensei,” which races like classic Social D. “You never know when this is going to end,” Chen said, “so you try to enjoy it while it’s happening.” With Smoke or Fire and Masked Intruder.  $10-$12; 8pm Mon, Oct 22; The Korova, 107 E Martin, (210) 707-4521, ticketfly.com. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.