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Controlled Chaos

A Weekend in Austin still moshes

By Raoul Hernandez, Fri., May 23, 2014

"Definitely more tame and chill this year, not really Chaos per se," emailed Chaos in Tejas promoter Timmy Hefner from New York recently. Could've fooled us. Naturally, a fraction of the crust punk, death metal, and DJ-oriented experimentalism going viral after Memorial Day weekend every spring can't constitute the total CiT experience, so the local booker's dubbed May 28-June 1 "A Weekend in Austin." From Russian and Chilean Satanism (Pseudogod, Diabolical Messiah) to San Franciscan songcraft (Kelley Stoltz), the pit's shrunk for sure, but it's no less of a dome-ripping rush.

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