Philadelphia punk rock faith healers Beach Slang make a welcome return to Buffalo tonight at the Mohawk with local support from Mom Said No and The Eaves.

Masterminded by punk auteur and frontman James Alex, Beach Slang keeps the punk flame alive with purposeful yet romantic lyrics, instantly classic riffs, and a healthy dose of Springsteenesque rock evangelism that warms and fulfills the soul. With a new album and rallying cry The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City due early next year, Beach Slang is back after a rousing headlining performance at last year’s Music Is Art Festival that still banged hard in spite of a dull sound mix that still offends me over a year later, so tonight’s show at the Mohawk, the ideal location to see this band, should be hot.

Opening the show will be fellow rock evangelists The Eaves and young pop outfit Mom Said No, who turned some heads this summer at Rocking At The Knox opening for Death Cab For Cutie. Tickets are $20 and doors are at 7pm.