Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings

FR33 M3DICIN3/Golden Streets of Paradise

When: Sat., Jan. 17, 9 p.m. 2015

This local rock band features a couple members from the Sign-Offs, the now-defunct post-punk act that always seemed to be on the verge of breaking big. On their debut (the album comes on a pill-shaped USB drive), Free Medicine picks up where the Sign-Offs left off. The opening track, “ReEvolution” draws heavily from industrial rock but retains a clear melody, and “Leave Me for Dead” has Foo Fighters-like energy but sounds nastier, guitars distorted to the point that they sound like chainsaws. “Bless You with Gasoline” also offers up industrial strength rock with a twist as the band carries on the legacy of Filter and Nine Inch Nails. The band has just recorded a new song, the trippy “Stand in the Fire,” that it plans to release digitally and on 7-inch vinyl. The song will also be automatically released to owners of TH3 P1LL ( the band’s pill-shaped USB that links to all its catalog and future releases via the web site). (Niesel)

Price: $5

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