Tonic Lounge Northeast
Sun April 14, 4 pm, 8:30 pm 21+
Recommended by Chris Stamm
The magpies in Pg. 99 didn’t necessarily define an era, but the Virginia band’s turn-of-the-century output did expertly synthesize the most potent strains of hardcore that preceded it. 2001’s majestic Document #8 is like a ’90s primer for neophytes working their way backwards through the punk canon, a frayed gateway opening onto the Locust’s proggy powerviolence and Angel Hair’s squealing post-hardcore and In/Humanity’s explosive emo-violence. Those genre tags ultimately describe the same thing: transcendent intensity, that feeling of a brain on fire with hope and fear. It is pure punk beauty, wound up and wild.
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