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Bass Drum of Death

Bass Drum of Death crank out a sound that’s as fearsome as their name, which is even more impressive considering singer John Barrett started as a one-man band. Expanded now to a trio, the Oxford, Mississippi, group begins with a garage-rock foundation, but songs such as “For Blood” are pumped with grungy power chords as Barrett sneers over it all with punky aplomb. “Better Days,” from BDOD’s new album, Rip This, changes things up with acoustic-guitar strumming and woozy violin. The band returns to fuller rock power on “Left for Dead,” with Barrett howling through a filter and bolstered by stadium-rock guitars. “We’re not coming down,” he insists, as the song’s video plays a montage of hot rods, knives, guns and beautiful women in casts and bandages.
Tue., Feb. 3, 8 p.m., 2015 (Expired: 02/03/15)

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