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    I Hate I Skate second anniversary

    Whereas the polar opposite subgenres of liberty-spiked street punk (Lower Class Brats, Krum Bums) and nervy post-punk (Spray Paint, Institute) have largely defined the narrative of Austin’s youth rebellion this century, a new crop of DIY bands – markedly anti-commercial, anti-macho, and employing instrumentally unencumbered singers – have coalesced into one of the city’s most vibrant scenes. This weekend’s I Hate I Skate gathering showcases precisely that. Packing 25 young heavies over three days – the first two at Barracuda and the third across the highway at Hotel Vegas – festivities kick off Friday afternoon with a renegade skateboard race down South Congress from Live Oak Street to just past Riverside Drive. Next, the toughs pile into Barracuda for a seven-act hometown bill highlighted by two groups imbuing strong female perspectives on the scene: razor-sharp hardcore endeavor Body Pressure, fronted by one-time Hatred Surge screamer Faiza Kracheni, and cathartic punks Sass, led by the raw and righteous Rachael Chaney. Other muscle on the bill: Breakout’s oi!/anarcho hybrid, anti-hardcore confrontation junkies Witewash, and punk/metal mutilators Skeleton, whose vocalist Victor Ziolkowski presents the fest. Day two expands I Hate I Skate’s regional look with Integrity-style Missouri roarers Crusade, punishing Houston hardcore act Skourge, and Birmingham D-beat-influenced quartet Heavy User. Austin reps with Enemy One, a breakdown-heavy crew with all-star membership.
    Feb. 16-17, 6pm
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    Austin Jukebox w/ Martin Rev, the Hentchmen, Heavy Times, Elisa Ambrogio

    Instrumental half of synth-punk pioneers Suicide, Martin Rev pressed the sweet spot between beauty and cataclysm alongside late vocalist Alan Vega. His latest, Demolition 9, jerks between requiem and rawness with jarring unpredictability. Motor City Reeperbahn garage merchants the Henchmen featured sit-ins from Jack White in their formative years, while Chicago’s Heavy Times unspooled one of the decade’s most potent aggro punk-pop distillations with 2012’s “I’m Single.” New Englander Elisa Ambrogio opens with equal parts noise and introspection.
    Sat., Feb. 17, 8pm
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    Eric Prydz

    As Eric Prydz’s synths twist through the crowd, the Swedish House Mafia don hides behind a cluster of filters and knobs. Since breaking out with 2004 climax “Call on Me,” high-water marks include a remix of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2,” compilation Eric Prydz Presents Pryda (2012), and 2016 solo debut Opus, an ecstatic soundscape of sleek house production and techno progressions.
    Sat., Feb. 17, 9pm 
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