Local grindcore outfit Rapturous Grief brings its blasting sound and Spanish vocals to 529 tonight (Wed., April 17), supporting ex-Melvins, Earth, and High on Fire alum Joe Preston's Thrones, and the debut performance by Long Grey Mare.
Rapturous Grief's vocals make the band part of a long history of Spanish-language American hardcore acts that includes contemporaries like Deskonocidos and Lucha Eterna. Tracks from last year's debut 7-inch can be downloaded for free on the group's Bandcamp page.
Though it debuts opening for Thrones and includes former members of Blame Game and Brass Castle, Long Grey Mare strays from modern-sounding and doom-laden noise, opting instead for a classic blues-tinged hard rock approach. The band features vocalist Chris Strawn (Brass Castle, Glen Iris), bass player Michael Keenan (Hawks, Youth XL), guitarist George Asimakos (Blame Game), and drummer Rob Smith (Riddle of Steel, Shiner). "Think '70s hard rock style, with lots of solos," said Keenan, listing Mountain, Epitaph, early ZZ Top and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats as influences.
Thrones, Rapturous Grief, and Long Grey Mare play 529 tonight (Wed., April 17). $7. 9 p.m.
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