MON. MAR. 5
@ Bolozone | 9pm | $5
-Dog Prison (Little Rock, AR)
-Butthole (Nashville, TN)
Through Dog Prison's thick mesh of fuzz and feedback comes rock riffs that feel subtly surfy with malicious undertones hidden underneath. Butthole comes from Nashville with an equal level of gnar, making for a fast and fierce power run of bands.
@ Flood Plain | 7pm | $5
-Fuck Lungs (album release)
Joe here. This is an album release for my project with Chicago-based saxophonist Curt Oren, who employs both circular breathing and post-processing to expand an already intense approach to baritone saxophone. Tracky Naw (Guppy, Tube Socks) opens the show with an improvised set of solo guitar.
TUE. MAR. 6
@ CBGB | 9pm | 21+
-Blank Spell (Philadelphia, PA)
Blank Spell might have the distinction of being the only hardcore band to tour with Deerhoof. Its approach is heady and weird but not too heavy. Local post-punks Shux celebrate the release of their demo on this night -- a sure-to-be solid document of the band who debuted only a few short months ago.
THU. MAR. 8
@ Strawberry Bounce House | 8pm | free
-Lobby Boxer (tour kickoff)
-Bill K'narly and the Reptilians
With a propulsive and maddeningly skillful sense of rhythm, Lobby Boxer is able to marry straight-up sing-songy sections with dense and brain-bending math rock. In an effortless blend of simplicity and complexity, the trio's overall vibe never feels overwrought or exhausting. This is a kick-off for the band's jaunt to this year's SXSW -- see them off.
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