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EXISTENCE ESTABLISHMENT – Sharpwaist & Marabou Stork, Goodbye Cruel World, FRKSE, Retribution Body, Xiphoid Dementia @ O’Brien’s


Looking for something dark and twisted to harsh your mellow? Exercise those inner demons TONIGHT with this meat pounder of a show at O’Brien’s in Allston. The industrial fiends at EXISTENCE ESTABLISHMENT host a double-tape release show featuring the full spectrum of electronic music’s opaque underbelly, where the visceral experience is paramount.

Boston’s SHARPWAIST joins Rochester’s MARABOU STORK for a rare collaborative performance in celebration of their new tape (out now on Existence Establishment). Their music is a gloomy, sweeping take on the slow decay of autumn. They’re joined by New Hampshire’s Matt Serven aka GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD, an accolyte of brutal digital hardcore, also rocking a new tape off E.E. tonight. Allston troublemakers FRKSE (pronounced forks) play with industrial tropes with a focus on rolling and crushing beat rhythms. RETRIBUTION BODY conjures zen zones by blasting power oscilating drones that blur the boundary between audible and tactile perception. Waste-maker XIPHOID DEMENTIA will grind you down with a potent molotov cocktail of power electronics, feedback drone textures, and sound concrete.

So shake off that veil that is ‘normal life’ and get back in touch with those raw emotions and dark thoughts. And buy a couple tapes while your at it.

8pm // 21+ // $8

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