When searching for a point of reference for a female-led punk/ska act like The Interrupters to others of its own ilk, it’s only natural to dive toward others with a similar feminine dynamic like The Muffs, Save Ferris or the legendary X.
But if one were to simply appreciate frontwoman Aimee Allen as the diesel-driven force she is, regardless of sex, listeners will find the Los Angeles-based quartet apt for comparison to the likes of male-fronted outfits like the Suicide Machines, Bouncing Souls or the “Life Won’t Wait”-era work of Hellcat labelmates Rancid.
Whether because of its three-chord spring, gleefully manic pace or snarling sonic injection, echoes of all three come from both the band’s self-titled 2014 debut, as well as from this summer’s “Say It Out Loud.” Yes, it helps having genre standard (and label head) Tim Armstrong show up on tracks like “Phantom City,” but there’s more to a group slated to open for Green Day during its winter tour through Europe. Sing-along verses and circling chords inject listeners with a euphoric release; politically cultivated lyrics motivate sincere contemplation. It’s punk-rock two-step at its finest.
The Interrupters perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Studio at Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.). Opening the show are Bad Cop Bad Cop, Seven Thirty Seven and Wolf Tickets. Doors for the all-ages show open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 to $14 (ticketfly.com).