In their location somewhere along the noisy, experimental continuum that stretches from the Blood Brothers to Future of the Left, local racket-makers Gladiators Eat Fire are doing some pretty fearless work. The songs on their debut EP, Keep the Beat Alive, vacillate wildly from feral frenzies of punk discord ("It's Awake-O-Clock, Bitch") to more hushed, exploratory soundscapes ("The Porter"). They also have a fetching, philanthropic side: you can download the digital EP for free via, but if you purchase a hard copy at a show, they donate the proceeds to Rising Out of the Shadows (ROOTS), a non-profit agency that serves the homeless population in the University District.
Gladiators Eat Fire
Gladiators Eat Fire play the Funhouse tonight.