L.A. post-post hardcore crew Aeges’ new Above & Down Below (Mylene Sheath) finds the band in newly inspired and jacked-up mode, with a new drummer and guitarist kicking it into gloriously high gear on tracks that, as on their much-praised 2012 debut album The Bridge, feature melodic and even semi-anthemic tunes that don’t skimp on slamming riffage and massive low-end boom. Above is one of the most well-produced records you’ll hear all year, awash in great, nonstandard power chords and supremely satisfying bass tones. But all this inventively crafted heaviness can be savored at the band’s live shows, too, which stomp like a veritable beast. This free show is part of Aeges’ monthlong residency at the Silverlake Lounge; tonight also features The Vitals, True Rivals and Hellbenders. —John Payne

Mon., Oct. 20, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 10/20/14)

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