Denver crustcore quintet Dripfed lists “sociopolitical discourse, with one eye on the past and one on the future” as their sole interest. The lyrical focus of five-piece crust punk / hardcore outfit Communion of Thieves focus is on border issues, religion and governmental oppression of Spanish-speaking people in the El Paso area. Fellow borderland band Nuclear Scorn, a metal / crustpunk / D-beat foursome, dish out self-described “simple, raw-ass, dirty” grind. The Burqueño heavy metallurgy scene is represented by crust / sludge trio Roñoso. Crust aficionados can revel in the sonic tumult of four obstreperous acts at Synchro Studio (512-B Yale SE) on Friday. The all-ages show starts at 8:30 p.m. and the cover is a paltry five bucks. (Samantha Anne Carrillo)
Music showcase and compilation release show featuring new A Hawk and A Hacksaw / Deerhoof side project Extradura Quality Carbon, San Francisco singer / songwriter Danny Paul Grody, Oakland weirdo-pop act Twig Palace and Seattle folk musician Jordan O’Jordan. Immediately follows Wake gallery opening.
In the words of Dean Martin, “Baby, it's cold outside.” So lend a helping hand to the homeless folks in Burque by contributing to Astro-Zombies' 8th Annual Holiday Sleeping Bag Drive. Now through Saturday, Dec. 24, drop off new, adult-sized cold weather sleeping bags at the comic store to help local homeless people weather the winter cold. The bags will be distributed throughout the community on Christmas Eve. And for each bag you donate, you'll also be entered in a raffle to win awesome prizes from the likes of Masks Y Mas, Rude Boy Cookies, Archetype Dermigraphic Studio and more. After all, when told, “Baby, you'd freeze out there,” even Dean's lady asked him to lend her a coat. (Renée Chavez)