Gemini Syndrome is an alt.metal band (notice how I used the OG, usenet style nomenclature there folks) that truth be told, I don’t know too much about. But they will be gloriously gigging at Launchpad (618 Central Ave. NW) on Saturday, July 21. The genre they immerse themselves in is, like any form of molten metal, in flux, heating and flowing and then solidifying into sounds that are pretty, pretty damn heavy. They’re reminiscent of Tool in that they produce very polished, even stylized music that has elements of metal buried in it, albeit alongside prog and emo tropes too. On tour, they’re playing with Las Vegas, Nev., alt.rock types Code Red Riot, another band that sorta sounds like another band that sorta sounds like Tool. I’ll put those bollocks aside though because I know for damn sure that the local bands supporting these credible but constrained bands from the western lands truly rock. Ashes of Jupiter and Darken The Day represent “alternative” roads taken by the metal community here in Burque, and while one’s been part of the scene for a few years, the other is new. Both deserve to be heard, early and often as they say, by local audiences. Go for said local flava, stay for the sexy Satanic rituals that happen after the show is over, yo. 8:30pm • $10 • 21+.