In the punk sphere, maturity often connotes an uptick in ambition coupled with a pop-friendly polish (à la Green Day). But the aesthetic arc of Manitoba's Propagandhi proves that there’s more than one way for punks to grow up. In the years since their peeved yet goofy 1993 debut LP, How to Clean Everything, frontman Chris Hannah, drummer Jord Samolesky et al. have gradually dialed up the heaviness and technicality, honing a sonic punch to match their always-fierce leftist convictions. As heard on 2012's excellent Failed States, Propagandhi hasn't stopped pushing. Opening are War on Women and RVIVR (the band behind The Beauty Between, one of our favorite LPs of 2013), equally fierce political-punk crews from Baltimore and Olympia, WA, respectively.