A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers promises total sonic annihilation and doesn’t mess around about following through. Touring on their sophomore effort Exploding Head, the Brooklyn trio, led by effects-pedal-wizard Oliver Ackermann ride atop a fierce wave of distorted guitar insanity. But that’s not to say songwriting is cut out as compensation; some songs as much as approach a Cure-like level of shadowy pop. Embarking on a national headlining tour is a big step forward for a band that signed their first contract on a napkin with a label called Killer Pimp Records, and while they may not be the first to draw on the ‘80s and ‘90s noise scene, you don’t come to be known as “The Loudest Band In New York” for nothing. With Light Pollution, Grave Babies, The Globes. NICK FELDMAN

Wed., June 23, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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