The Evaporators

Veteran Vancouver BC punk band the Evaporators (formed 1986) labor under a unique blessing/curse: Their frontman and founding member Nardwuar the Human Serviette is more famous for his extra-curricular activities than the band are for their tunes. Specifically, Nardwuar is the maybe the world’s greatest interviewer of other musicians, a goofy and genial yet maddeningly well-informed interlocutor who has a freakishly high success rate for winning over subjects from Skrillex to Jay-Z to Nirvana. All of which is to say, despite having seen them one time, I could not tell you what the Evaporators actually sound like. Oh, it’s really fun pop punk, I just looked it up. With The Primate 5, The Tranzmitors, Zack Static Sect, Thee Goblins. ERIC GRANDY.

Fri., Sept. 21, 9:30 p.m., 2012