“Well, people, run from your holy temple/I used to be one of you,” Leah Lane beseeches with urgent, searing vocals on the incendiary punk anthem “Blitzkrieg in Holland,” from Rosegarden Funeral Party’s 2018 EP, The Chopping Block. “I was indoctrinated … I watched the blindfold come down.” With a name like Rosegarden Funeral Party, it’s no surprise that the Dallas quartet manufacture a dark combination of goth and post-punk on such shadowy passages as “Follow” and “Horror Music.” Mikka Vanya Brightheart layers atmospheric waves of keyboards and samples over Lane’s churning guitar on dreamier tunes such as “Eden” and the jangling, Smiths-like “Ill and Getting Worse.” Whether she’s igniting a firestorm with punk anger or subsiding for more contemplative reveries, Lane sings with a ferocious and inspiring charisma. Plus, Spirit in the Room and Violator.
Bar Sinister at Boardner’s, 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hollywood; Sat., July 20, 10 p.m.; $10. (323) 462-9621, www.barsinister.net.
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