USA/Mexico, Blank Hellscape, Bill Nace, Dead Space

“At what point does sound become music?” wondered the Chronicle 10 months ago. “USA/Mexico, apparently.” Guitar mangler Craig Clouse, bass immolator Nate Cross, and Butthole Surfers basher King Coffey’s third LP wasted its predecessors. Del Rio distresses sonic clamor to the point of dissipation, disintegration – disappearance. “Soft Taco” cooks 13 minutes of crackling static shot through with Colby Brinkman’s shrieks of damned like some underworld yule log. Experimental noise-niks Blank Hellscape, No Wave truncheon Dead Space, and Philly ax nonconformist Bill Nace pile on the toppings at this OG pizza Parlor reminiscent of Cave Club, Cavity Club, and Emo’s bills of yore. – Raoul Hernandez
Past date: Sat., Dec. 10, 4pm
4301 Guadalupe, 512/323-0440
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