Parquet Courts, Destruction Unit, Dogbreth - Crescent Ballroom - 1/20/13

Parquet Courts, Destruction Unit, Dogbreth Crescent Ballroom 1/20/2014

Those looking for the through line connecting Brooklyn-by-way-of-Texas post-punkers Parquet Courts to Dogbreth and Destruction Unit, the two Phoenix bands they shared the Crescent Ballroom stage with Monday night, might look to the impassioned yet cynical refrain of the Courts' "Master of My Craft."

"Ya know Socrates died in the fuckin' gutter!"

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.