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3 Inches of Blood, Huntress, The Hookers, On Enemy Soil, Weresquatch 

When: Sun., Dec. 2, 7 p.m. 2012
Price: $13-15
And now, the question that has plagued LA's Huntress and their legitimacy in the metal world since they surfaced: Would the band have gotten anywhere without singer Jill Janus and her enormous store-bought cans prominently displayed in every press photo? The answer: Yeah, maybe, they just would've had to work a little harder to get fans' attention. Their new album Spell Eater isn't groundbreaking, but it isn't horrendous, either. The band has decent heavy-metal sensibilities, tough dueling guitar riffs, and solid drums to go along with Janus' passable range and witch-like rasp. But still, critics and cynics alike can't get past the shadow that Janus' "endowments" cast over the band. What if she was a little homelier, maybe with a big hairy mole or two? Would that help push their music into the foreground and get people to stop referring to them as "false metal?" Who knows. Whatever the case, tonight the band features local boy Anthony Crocamo of DarkBlack fame filling in on guitar. So if you can't support Janus' assets, at least go and root for the home team. ARIS WALES

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