Concert preview: Herzog brings youthful energy to songs about growing up

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From the June 5, 2014 edition

“What’s the point of writing songs if nobody ever wants to sing along?” sings the Cleveland-based crew in the midst of its most recent album, Boys. Judging solely by this collection of fuzzy, hook-laden tunes, there isn’t one.

Throughout, the Midwesterners struggle with the uneasy transition into adulthood (“It’s Hard Getting Old,” “Henchmen,” etc.), but they never get bogged down by these more grown-up themes, and the music still flaunts the fearless, go-for-broke ethos of youth.

In-demand locals Comrade Question also perform, and rowdy Nashville six-piece Diarrhea Planet headlines.

Photo courtesy of Herzob