When: Sat., March 17, 9 p.m.
Tonight, when the headliners hit the stage, Howlers will feel more like CBGB in the late ’70s than Pittsburgh 2018. Tiger Sex, of Cincinnati, makes animalistic rock ’n’ roll music that possesses the raw energy of proto-punk, with the appropriate aggressive, high-energy stage presence and endless attitude. The entertainment and absurdity continues with two of Pittsburgh’s committed gimmick bands— Porno Tongue, a self-described “trailer-park jam band,” and the dinosaur-themed punk band FY!D. Grab an Iron City, toss on your most beat-up denim jacket, and give yourself over to the grimy fun. -Meg Fair