Besides blazing jams, some are hypnotized by the supposed power of superstition. Combining the two results is a helluva potent conceit, just ask Stevie Wonder, if you are wondering about that. Better yet, haul your superstitious, hypnosis-prone human form over to Launchpad (618 Central SW) on—you are correct, magnificent Carnac—Friday, Jan. 13, for a Friday the 13th show to rival all others. Not that there are any others in town that I'm aware of, but just sayin'. Anywho the tuneage at this particular triskaidekaphobic treat will be provided by none other than some of Dirt City's loudest, filthiest and crustiest bands ever. The fearful and frothy proceedings will be headlined by Deforme. They're a local quintet fronted by Juan Martinez whose sound varies between wanton wail and shattering scream. They'll be supported in their efforts by local crust-punkers Roñoso, who take their name from a Spanish colloquial term that can either mean “grungy,” “mean” or “stingy.” Take your pick. Also on the bill are the evocatively evil Cambodian Death Squad, Econarchy, Noctaphetamine and Left to Rot. With a line up like that, bad things—but don't get me wrong, because I really mean badass musical things and the world's already pretty fucked up as it is—are bound to happen regardless of the day or date. Tickets to this 21+ excursion to the outer limits of sanity and sonic redemption are only $5; that's a damn good price to pay for damnation, folks. The believing in things that you don't understand begins at 9pm.