But as bands do, Screeching Weasel broke up, and guitarist John "Jughead" Pierson went on in search of a more simplistic approach to punk. His new band, Even in Blackouts, employs the same driving straightforward rhythms, but acoustically. Now, you may be thinking, acoustic punk? So they sound like Dashboard Confessional? No, and God no! You won't find any open journals stained with tears here. Even in Blackouts is more like the band that would play in your living room and then hang out and drink whiskey all night. And many times, that's exactly what they do. Singer Lizzie Eldredge's comforting vocals blend perfectly with the revved-up guitars on their debut album, Myths and Imaginary Magicians. They may still sing songs about summer, love, and growing up, but they also don't forget their roots, charging through covers of Screeching Weasel's "Hey Suburbia" and Operation Ivy's "Knowledge." In your face, Carrabba!