Heady Metal

Municipal Waste is a band meant to be blasted while tearing the sleeves off your jean jacket. With gang vocal choruses, rapid-fire machine-gun riffing, and tongue-in-cheek rippers like "The Thrashin' of the Christ," these dudes recall the glory days of '80s crossover, when metal and hardcore first swapped DNA via bands like D.R.I., the Cro-Mags, and the Crumbsuckers. Oh, and "Terror Shark" is the year's most kick-ass ode to killer fish.

Fellow audio offenders Goatwhore, Phobia, and Cauldron share the bill during Municipal Waste's Clubhouse show.
Mon., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., 2009
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