Carrying a suitcase stuffed with original tunes about teenage angst, Furman left his native Chicago three years ago to major in English at Bostons Tufts University. He took along copies of short stories by Jack Kerouac and Flannery OConnor for inspiration. Last year, he and three dorm-mates played their first gig at a Boston club -- where Furman unleashed a fresh set of Dylan-inspired tunes that offer blistering critiques of an unstable world. They form the core of the bands debut album, Banging Down the Doors. I ran away from home in a metaphorical kind of way, he says. I realized how sick and fucked-up things were. I guess Im protesting a jadedness and a hardness in people. Theres too much ugliness, and it makes me nauseous. The songs are the vomit.
Fri., July 13, 9:30 p.m.