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Head Wound City

March 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm

| $13 - $15

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A wise woman once said, “the world’s a mess, it’s in my kiss.” It’s true; the sensual world is capricious and cruel and is going to still be around, fucking people over, long after you’re gone. What to do? Give up? Cry? Pray? Good luck. There’s no future; the past, to be quite honest, wasn’t anything to write home about. And yet here we still are, getting shoved into every locker available while the world flexes its stupid muscles and laughs. What could you possibly play on your Walkman as you wipe the snot from your face and wait for daylight? Head Wound City is here for you, wiping away your tears, telling you that, no, it’s not going to be OK… But it’ll be over soon.

Formed in 2005, Head Wound City is made up of members of The Locust, The Blood Brothers and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. They all come from diverse backgrounds, steeped in metal (thrash and grind in particular), goth and every permutation of hardcore and punk imaginable. They are loathe to get into direct musical comparisons, knowing that any band used as a frame of reference here will be written on their tombstones (not by you, you’re great, by the other writers). Yes, the shadow of The Birthday Party looms over all of them, if Nick Cave was raised on powerviolence and a Classics Illustrated version of the Old Testament. Or maybe it’s the sound of powerviolence-conceived brats who were listening to Mutiny in Heaven when they should have been reading their scriptures. If Head Wound City don’t exactly worship a god or wraith they at least suspect that we’re going to get—or are already getting—what we deserve. Point is: God is either dead or seriously pissy, and Head Wound City was raised by inattentive bats, and it shows/works.