For years, Jeff Kleinman applied his haunting bellow to the restless prog rock of The Slide Machine and teenage project Roar Is the Sound. Turns out Kleinman's voice is just as potent when funneled into a menacing bark and matched with hair-raising punk.

For years, Jeff Kleinman applied his haunting bellow to the restless prog rock of The Slide Machine and teenage project Roar Is the Sound. Turns out Kleinman's voice is just as potent when funneled into a menacing bark and matched with hair-raising punk.

When Kleinman teamed up with former Feelers Aleks Shaulov and Jon Grey plus Obviouslies drummer Colin Odden last year to form Exwhites, they immediately became the new gold standard in Columbus punk. Why else would the New Bomb Turks invite them to open for a reunion show in Brooklyn?

By far the most rocking band at Rocktoberfest, they'll showcase a vast array of skills Saturday, from no-frills blitzkriegs to artsy Wire inspirations.