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Salvation, Twelves, Coordinated Suicides, Carbon Bangle

  • Frequency 121 West Main Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Chicago noise-rock band Salvation functions like a machine that's been stripped to its most essential parts of out of sheer spite, emitting high-pitched squeals and unfiltered filth but still running just fine, thank you very much. On the 2017 album Sore Loser, bassist Victor Riley and drummer Santiago Guerrero lay down greasy, surging rhythms and guitarist Jason Sipe's figures lean toward cutting trebles. For all its steel-wool abrasion it's a smartly crafted record, from the queasy lurch of "Cleansing Of The Mind" to the baleful, cathartic closer "1984." And the band is better than most of its noise-rock peers at using the quieter end of its dynamics, as demonstrated on opening track "True Romance." —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: January 7
Rebirth Brass Band
Later Event: January 11
Comedy At The Cabaret