When: Sat., Nov. 5, 8 p.m. 2016
The whirring grind of Fight Amp’s 2015 six-song LP Constantly Off (Brutal Panda)—sonically similar to what it might sound like to force a pair of Doc Martens down a garbage disposal—feels synonymous with the Philly band’s longtime slog and road-dog mentality. Eternally underrated, Fight Amp (formerly Fight Amputation) have been compiling their catalog since the mid-2000s, shifting from a grimy hardcore-punk sound that would fit snuggly into a basement filled with back patches to grunge-ridden, coagulating noise rock that sounds monstrous and triumphant by comparison and fits in alongside skull-shaking contemporaries like KEN Mode and Whores. Indeed Constantly Off is the Fight Amp’s biggest and best record to date—but unfortunately their final one for now. This tour marks the trio’s last hurrah before front man Mike McGinnis and dudes go on an indefinite hiatus. Get out and give ’em their due.