GROWWING PAINS at Metro Times Blowout

When: Thu., April 30, 8 p.m. 2015

Growwing Pains came onto the scene a few years ago as teenage kids spitting nasty punk jams. Over time they’ve, oddly enough, grown up. Their record collections have gotten bigger(I bought the drummer Rod Stewart’s Gasoline Alley one day at the record store) and they replaced fake IDs for real IDs and it shows in their songs. Though still steeped in punk, the songs diverge and take on more complex shapes and melodies. Looking forward to three years from now when they make the best album that comes out of this city.