When: Sun., March 2, 8 p.m. 2014
In a genre as unrelentingly brutal as grindcore—with its with 50-second shards of blastbeats, grumbles, and shrieks—it’s got to be tough to keep the intensity up, even if you’ve got the physical endurance for it. But local grind/powerviolence outfit Sick/Tired (featuring former members of MK-Ultra and Weekend Nachos) has been ripping it up since 2008—though they did switch vocalists in 2011, when Winters in Osaka’s Adam Jennings joined. Sick/Tired recently signed with A389 Recordings, a very legit Baltimore DIY label that’s been gaining steam in the underworld of abrasive music, and it plans to drop a Sick/Tired full-length this summer. Expect more of the no-limit destruction laid down on the 2013 album King of Dirt and the band’s most recent seven-inch, September’s Manufractured (Profane Existence), which is recorded lucidly enough that you can hear the musicianship behind the violent noise. —Kevin Warwick Bongripper headlines; Sick/Tired, Sea of Shit, and Deterge open.