Dashboard Confessional

The year was 2000, and throngs of teenagers were discovering just how difficult their lives really seemed to be. Enter Chris Carrabba and his outfit Dashboard Confessional’s debut record Swiss Army Romance. Via quietly stripped-down guitar chords and lovelorn vocals, the Boca Raton, Fla. native related tales of the women he loved and almost exclusively lost. A decade later, songs like “Screaming Infidelities” stand as anthemic embodiments of impressionable teen years, and the record is just as much a desperate, piercing therapy session as it was a decade ago. Some Dashboard Cofessional lyrics may seem like platitudes today, but that’s probably because the repetitions of Carrabba’s records created the cliché. With Chris Conley of Saves The Day, Lady Danville. NICK FELDMAN

Thu., Jan. 13, 7 p.m., 2011

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