Concert preview: Wisconsin pop-punk quartet Masked Intruder maintains anonymity even as music spreads

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Ignore the admittedly hokey premise — four anonymous Wisconsinites don ski masks and adopt color coordinated names like would-be “Reservoir Dogs” cast mates (Intruder Blue, Intruder Green, and so on)— and appreciate the crew’s knack for spitting out polished, hook-laden pop-punk gems.

Masked Intruder’s latest, M.I., arrives packed with songs that play to its armed-and-dangerous moniker: “Crime Spree,” “I Fought the Law,” “Locked Up and Lonely.” But these aren’t the prison-cell musings of hardened criminals. Rather, these infectious, bounding tunes suggest a playful “Bonnie and Clyde” reboot for the selfie and hashtag era. The bandmates might be masked, but it’d surprise if they remained anonymous much longer.

Photo courtesy of Masked Intruder

Double Happiness

7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5

482 S. Front St., Brewery District