When: Sun., Oct. 30, 9 p.m. 2011
Czarny Sen (Bloodlust!), the second full-length from local quartet Rabid Rabbit, has been long awaited around these parts—Reader music editor Philip Montoro wrote back in August about how great the album is. The double-bass-guitar attack has always given their doomy weight a grave-deep foundation, and their newest member, guitarist Dan Sullivan (Arriver), brings a spectacular, nimble style that distills the whole history of heavy music into a crisp palette—if the right color doesn't exist, he'll simply MacGyver the hell out of it. Just listen to the ecstatic eruption of crystalline tones under Andrea Jablonski's deadpan, eerie Polish chanting at the climax of "Eclipse." The album includes a new 12-minute version of "Suicide," a longtime live showstopper of theirs, that features "auxiliary member" Dave Rempis splattering sax deliriously all over the place. (Other hot-shit guests I wouldn't be surprised to see at this show include Yakuza's Bruce Lamont, Bloodyminded's Mark Solotroff, and percussionist Michael Zerang.) It's a real thrill to watch a local band get as good as this; I'll match them up against any other avant-doom merchants in the world. —Monica Kendrick Indian headlines; Rabid Rabbit, Bloodyminded, and DJ Steve Hess open.