Chaos in Tejas Lists

Best Coast
Best Coast

Crust Punk

by Adam Schragin

Antisect (Sat., 11:15pm, Mohawk) These UK crust progenitors formed in 1982 only to dissolve five years later. Their punk metal is resurrected at Chaos after the band's reformation last year.

Bomraw (Sun., 1:30pm, Scoot Inn) Very earthy hardcore out of Houston, straddling the urge to "party" with that to "resist" into an indistinct melee.

Crazy Spirit (Thu., 7:30pm, Mohawk) Raw New York band influenced by Discharge and a spate of Brazilian punk.


by Luke Winkie

Skizophrenia (Sat., 3:30pm, Red 7) Spastic, serrated, and deeply lo-fi hardcore from Tsuyama, Okayama,

Reality Crisis (Thu., 8:15pm, Mohawk) Frantic crust punk and bonkers live shows from a road-tested Nagoya quintet.

Forward (Fri., 9:45pm, Mohawk) Light, hooky, hairspray jump-punk making fans in Austin since 2006.

Zyanose (Sat., 8:45pm, Mohawk) Google-proof fourpiece bleeds harsh, ferocious, noise-tampered hardcore.


by Adam Schragin

Art vs. Science (Thu., 12:45am, Beauty Ballroom) Aussies courting dubstep with a requisite PiL post-punk twitchiness.

Dangerous Boys Club (Sat., 9:15pm, the Parish) Dance music without any room for dancing from members of Glass Candy and more.

Kindest Lines (Sat., 10pm, the Parish) New Orleans darkwave planted in both the artificial and the organic.

Martial Canterel (Fri., 10:15pm, Cheer Up Charlie's) Brooklyn's Sean McBride resuscitates chilly, bygone electronics harder.

Slash Future (Thu., 10pm, Beauty Ballroom) An inviting and catchy if still deliberately minimal hold on local dance floors.

Local Chaos

by Kevin Curtin

Impalers (Sat., 6:30pm, Mohawk) Members of Mammoth Grinder and Hatred Surge exhibit the metallic rhythms and fury of the former and punk growl of the latter.

Fresh Millions (Thu., 11pm, Beauty Ballroom) Dance-rock trio landing somewhere between Chromeo and Ratatat.

Broken Gold (Fri., 10pm, Hotel Vegas) Riverboat Gamblers' guitarist Ian MacDougall's deeply personal street-rock debut, Recovery Journal, stamps this as more than a side project.

John Wesley Coleman III (Fri., 9pm, Scoot Inn) Golden Boy's recordings have the shitty charm of the macaroni wreath.

The Beltones (Thu., 11:45pm, Emo's East) Brillo-throat vox and reflective punk recalls the best of the Swingin' Utters.

This Will Destroy You (Sat., 11:15pm, Spider House 29th St. Ballroom) San Marcos quartet blends ambience and doom with epic patience.

The Hex Dispensers (Sat., 6:15pm, Club de Ville) Austin's spooky equivalent to the Ramones.

North Texas Hardness

by Zoe Cordes Selbin

Power Trip (Sat., 3:30pm, Beerland/Sun., 6:45pm, Red 7) Ripping Dallas with brutal hardcore riffs, fast thrash, and fierce vox.

Teenage Cool Kids (Thu., 8:45pm, the Parish) Denton kids playing screwy rock & roll to make Nineties lo-fi fans drool.

Video (Sat., 8:30pm, Red 7) Straight-up punk rock, Denton style, full of fist pumping chants.

Blackened Death Pool

by Michael Toland

Whitehorse (Thu., 11:40pm, Red 7) Torturous blackened grind from a land Down Under.

Ghoul (Fri., 8:10pm, Mohawk) Masked, thrashing members of Impaled, Exhumed, and Wolves in the Throne Room.

Mammoth Grinder (Fri., 8:25pm, Red 7) Austin's angriest death metal demonspawn whetted gruesome appetites with last year's In & Out/See Me Hang EP.

The Gates of Slumber (Fri., 9:05pm, Red 7) Epic Indiana doom with NWOBHM accents both battle-axe and Thor's hammer.

King's Destroy (Fri., 9:45pm, Red 7) NYC outfit stomps crushing doomcore in between bong hits.

Hail! Hornet (Fri., 11:05pm, Red 7) Whiskey-soaked sludgecore supergroup from Sourvein, Weedeater, Beaten Back to Pure, and Alabama Thunderpussy.

Municipal Waste (Fri., 11:15pm, Mohawk) Virginia warriors anticipated the thrash revival and still snap necks on latest LP The Fatal Feast.

Toxic Holocaust (Sat., 6pm, Beerland) Death-dealing thrash brings Hell on Earth with a growl and weed-ly solos.

Morbosidad (Sat., 9:50pm, Red 7) Brutal black metal via Oakland-based Mexican quartet.

Black Witchery (Sat., 11:45, Red 7) "Unholy Barbaric War Metal" from the deepest recesses of the grave.

Thou (Sun., 6:30pm, Mohawk) Blackened ooze crawling out of the swamps of NOLA.

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