Eight Gigs: Joyce Manor
Fri., Oct. 30, 8 p.m., Midtown Barfly, $15
Southern California's Joyce Manor released one of the best emo/pop-punk albums of 2014 in Never Hungover Again. Joyce Manor's home on ever-crucial Epitaph Records should make this a no-brainer. More importantly, the four-piece has largely played festival stages in the summer, making Barfly a wallet-friendly, intimate alternative. Disclaimer: Joyce Manor is part of the no-stage-diving movement. Equally lauded is Los Angeles' Girlpool, which joins Joyce Manor on tour, a two-piece operating somewhere between Moldy Peaches' Kimya Dawson and the bedroom recordings of The Julie Ruin project. 1119 21st Street, http://joyce-manor.com.