Music Around Town

Skinny Puppy/Youth Code

When: Sat., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. 2015

As the unsung godfathers of industrial metal, Skinny Puppy is still spitting out aggressive and technically spellbinding music. Their past few albums (like Mythmaker and Weapon) have successfully bridged the band’s current form with their original creative conception. Thankfully, they’ve resisted the bass-drop EDM graft that’s infected so much of the industrial scene. While the band might have more tech tools at its disposal than in the ‘80s and ‘90s, these guys are still dabbling in the experimental vein first opened by cEvin Key in the days of new wave. There’s something raw and visceral about the band’s best stuff. A friend in high school once told me he wasn’t a fan by any means, but he could “appreciate” them for what they were doing. And that’s the thing that can’t be denied: Skinny Puppy’s got (a very dark, mechanical) heart. (Sandy)

Price: $12 ADV/$30 DOS

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