Mixing grindcore with hardcore punk is a bit like mixing rhythm and blues with the blues. Which is to say, hardcore has always been encoded in grindcore’s musical DNA. Combinations of the two can still yield startlingly fresh results, as in the case of Magrudergrind. The Washington, D.C., trio revels in punkish, youthful abandon — even though it wears its From Enslavement to Obliteration-era Napalm Death influence on its sleeve, it restores grindcore to the young person’s game it started out as — way back when Magrudergrind’s members were still crawling on all fours. Shades of contemporaries like Antigama and fellow Napalm Death acolytes Nasum turn up in Magrudergrind’s sound, as does a like-minded eye for social ills, but only Magrudergrind can make extremity sound like party music.
Mon, Jun 10 | 8:00 PM
18 and over