When: Mon., Nov. 26, 9:30 p.m. 2012
Metal bands seem to have a talent for coming up with names that match their sounds. When you hear "Slayer" or "Napalm Death" or "Skeletonwitch," for example, you know what you're going to get—shit's gonna be dark and shit's gonna be fast. Charlotte band Paint Fumes aren't even on the same side of the fence as, say, Pig Destroyer, but they similarly sound exactly like their name. Their recent debut full-length, Uck Life (Slovenly), is a spinning top of dizzying, brain-fried garage that ought to bring back fond memories of that time your friend blacked out from huffing gas duster in your parents' garage. Front man Elijah Von Cramon drags his sandpaper vocals over parched guitars that wind out of control so consistently it has to be on purpose. Paint Fumes never turn into just another garagey bore, instead bookending the wild trip of the seven-minute title track with the straightforward, catchy "School Days" and "Walking Song." —Kevin Warwick The King Khan & BBQ Show headlines; Paint Fumes and Bazooka open.