Fucked Up, Total Abuse, Brain Killer, Manipulation | Subterranean | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Fucked Up, Total Abuse, Brain Killer, Manipulation Recommended Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard

When: Fri., July 17, 10 p.m. 2009

Tonight’s headliners, Fucked Up, have spent the past few years elevating hardcore punk to the status of art music—adding piles of overdubs, stretching songs far past the three-minute mark—but these Austin boys are perfectly content down at gutter level. Their no-frills blasts of screaming and riffage hark back to a time when for every VFW hall there were at least three bands with a copy of Black Flag’s Damaged and a laundry list of reasons why society was totally fucked-up. Between Total Abuse and the crusty Boston throwbacks in Brain Killer, this show should be heavenly for dudes who think $500 is a reasonable price for an original Agnostic Front seven-inch. Fucked Up also play Saturday at Pitchfork; Total Abuse, Brain Killer, and Manipulation open. —Miles Raymer

Price: $12

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