Devastating show of the experimental, mathematical, surfical, and canonically punkrockical varieties at MassArt’s Pozen Center tonight. Dare we call it, “eclectic”?
Headlining seminal Boston noise rockers Neptune are assembled and poised to bring their cantankerous tinkerings to your wayward earholes – expect clings, clangs, and gongs like you ain’t never heared noodled out into rhythmic dysphoria on freaky homemade guitars, post-apocalyptic electronic weapons, and drums that look like dumpstered metal shop sculptures. That is, if you even make it that far. Herculean math-rock duo Giraffes? Giraffes! may have already crushed you into dust by then. G?G! is that rare “math” band that proves musical complexity doesn’t have to take the backseat to emotional content, or, you know, fun. Off-the-goddamn-chain compositions of novelesque density and conceptual breadth are executed with laser-level precision, all without sacrificing a drop of the raw power and animal spirit of rock and roll. They are joined by western Mass slayer-comrades Potty Mouth, who we all know and hold dear for their snarky and forlorn punk rock life-anthems. The young quartet has blown the F up as of late and with good reason. Lay back or lean in, every which way you hang there’s an appropriately chilled or freaked out Pottymouth track to grab onto and use to swing yourself out over the ocean. Ocean. Waves. Nice. Apropos opener Beware The Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion! will square it up and kick it off via dark ventures into the surf rock kingdom’s creepiest corners. Just imagine yourself riding a motorcycle made out of skeleton parts down a barren desert highway into a blood red sunset. Aw yeah.
This all goes down post-sunset though.
8pm // All Ages // $5