On some level, fluid expressions of gender and sexuality have always had a home in punk rock—now more than ever, since younger generations are increasingly eschewing narrow definitions when self-identifying. Take Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce, two genderqueer musicians in their twenties who together form PWR BTTM, a queer punk act whose new album, “Pageant,” drops in May. Hopkins and Bruce are both Massachusetts natives, but they’re now based in Brooklyn and have earned a loyal following for their super-catchy indie rock and eye-catching predilection for pseudo-drag and glitter-covered beards. Their pounding guitars, drums and vocals take crowds for a ride through sonic subversion. More power to ‘em.
|Monday, June 19 (Boston); Tuesday, June 20 (Providence)||Paradise Rock Club, Boston; Columbus Theatre, Providence||pwrbttmband.org|