Rational Animals, Brainf ≠, Stripmines, Wasted Effort | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

Clubs & Concerts

Rational Animals, Brainf ≠, Stripmines, Wasted Effort

When: Mon., Aug. 1, 9 p.m. 2011

Coming from the alarmingly fertile punk scene of Rochester, N.Y. (dubbed Rotcore, after a stacked local cassette compilation), Rational Animals are a composite of Rollins-era Black Flag, classic rock via Harvey Milk and seething Touch & Go noise rock. They're burly and bruising, but that's a constant tonight. This bill's voyages toward pop extend only as far as Charlotte's Brain F≠, whose garagecore avalanche is best captured by the brand new Sleep Rough LP, a certainty for this year's best-of-N.C. short lists. Locals Stripmines deliver a stellar bludgeoning after Wasted Effort opens. —Bryan C. Reed

Price: $7-$9

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