Merlin Monroe (MN)
Vacation Dad (MN)
@ Chromozone / Ask a freak
9 p.m. / donations / all ages
If you don't know where Chromozone is at - go down Cherokee, turn on the illest, noisiest street and look for the house with people scampering in and out. All three Minneapolis acts share members, so expect a round robin of turbulent noise all night.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14
The Night Grinder
@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee Street
9 PM / $5 / 21+
Sur brings the kind of feedback-laden rock that fits right at home in Blank Space's musty basement. The music's as dim as the lights down there. Three bands chock full of St. Louis cretins will open the night with a mix of rock, noise and some aborted fetus from the two.
Not that we encourage day drinking, but if you're into that sorta thing you can catch good bands all day Saturday and Sunday right outside Blank Space (2847 Cherokee Street). Bring your drunk ass inside for the show with Sur on Saturday night. They're from Texas.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15
@ Fubar / 3108 Locust Street
8 PM / $10 / ???
Thou do a dark, ugly sort of sludge that feels like taking a shovel to the gut. Without too much posturing or bravado about the whole thing, Thou really kills their own little metal sub-genre and there's little else to compare them to. If sludge isn't quite your thing, the local line-up provides other blends of metal.