Formed in Baltimore in late 2006, Pianos Become the Teeth is one of the most recognizable bands to emerge from the screamo sound influx of the early ’90s. It’s an oil-and-water mixture of sensitivity and insensitivity that seeks to capture the hormonal instability of adolescence. Its wistful introspections catalog the distance between whispers and screams building on the melodic foundations originally designed in the early part of the century by Richmond’s City of Caterpillar and California’s Funeral Diner. Pianos Without the Teeth brings its post-hardcore blues to Strange Matter on Thursday, March 26. Richmond bands Comrades, Everyone Dies in the End and Stay In convey their emotional baggage before taking the stage. Doors open for the all-ages show at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12. strangematterrva.com.