I snagged Comeback Kid’s new CD Symptoms + Cures when it came into the office and gave it several listens to see if it was review-worthy.

My conclusion?

It’s a hard rocking album that will only benefit from the energy of a live performance like the one the band will deliver at the Exchange tonight via the  Through the Noise Tour that also features Madball, A Wilhelm Scream, Living With Lions and Devil In Me (Doors at 6 p.m., $20 adv.)

To help get you ready, here’s video of Comeback Kid performing their song “Broadcasting” in Leipzig in 2009.

In the literary sphere, award-winning Regina writer Sandra Birdsell is launching her latest novel Waiting for Joe at. Aegean Coast Coffee (1901 Hamilton) at 7:30 p.m.