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Music Around Town

Scott Kelly

When: Tue., Feb. 28 2012

Since 1985, Scott Kelly's deep, demonic voice has led the Oakland-based punk and post-metal band Neurosis' ferocious songs. He has a long line of credits behind him, including stints with Blood & Time, Shrinebuilder, and Tribes of Neurot. He's even had guest spots on the last four Mastodon albums. He spent his formative years with Neurosis pioneering doom metal and making people convulse in the corner at his shows and behind closed bedroom doors. “Neurosis” perfectly describes Kelly's music, which thrashed through the '80s and '90s with little regard to anything else happening at the time. He's mellowed a bit – just a little bit, we should point out – over the years, incorporating elements of ambient and folk into his abrasive songs. His solo albums – the most recent is 2008's The Wake – are mostly acoustic and way different than anything found on Neurosis' debut Pain of Mind. And even though he may tone down the volume, you can't escape that voice. 9 p.m. Tickets: $10. – Courtney Kerrigan