NoMeansNo

The title "greatest punk album of all time” is about as controversial as declarative statements about music can get, but I have no trouble tossing NoMeansNo’s 1989 masterpiece, Wrong, into the ring with Never Mind the Bollocks, London Calling, and the Ramones. Songs like “The Tower” and “Rags and Bones” haven’t lost one iota of their cathartic, cacophonous potency over the years, and the same goes for the musicians that recorded them. 30 years into their existence as a band, NMN remain inexhaustible on stage, and sets are known to surpass the two-hour mark. Though they tour quite frequently, Seattle stops are mysteriously rare, and the fact that they are finally playing a sonically suitable space like Neumos is a treat. HANNAH LEVIN

Thu., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., 2009

 
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