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At Neumo's with Jesu and Eluvium! 8 p.m. 13 rattle-yr-bones.

There are some genres I can't really get down with, like extreme hyphy, jam bands,

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Sunn O))) Tonight!

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At Neumo's with Jesu and Eluvium! 8 p.m. 13 rattle-yr-bones.

There are some genres I can't really get down with, like extreme hyphy, jam bands, nerdcore, and the more neon side of current Brazilian bands like Bonde do Role. I try to roll with the zeitgeist, but there's always a moment where I think, seriously?

Which makes it kinda weird that I've grown fond of various kinds of metal in the last couple of years, particularly anything on or associated with Hydra Head Records. Not that those bands, like Isis (playing Neumo's on the 14th), have much going in the way of humor. They're just dead sexy. But doom drone guys SunnO))) (who met in Seattle in the '90s) have some cheeky drama going, for sure. Look at those cloaks! Whether this kind of thing is a gimmick or homage, I'm not sure, but it's an act I can appreciate. Because I appreciate shoegaze and Spinal Tap equally.

John Wray's interesting NYT read from last year on the phenomenon of "Heady Metal."

 
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