“My instincts are extinct,” singer-guitarist Marissa Paternoster confesses on “Soft Domination,” from Screaming Females’ 2018 album, All at Once. “Tell me you’ll take me out of this place.” Such tracks as “Black Moon” and “I’ll Make You Sorry” rumble with a punk energy and drive, but the New Jersey trio fill their songs with unpredictable twists and turns underneath Paternoster’s defiant lyrics. “Now we all dream alone,” she rails amid the surging chords of “Black Moon.” Screaming Females switch gears on “Dirt,” with its glassy indie-rock patterns unfurling with hints of prog flourishes, and “Agnes Martin,” which thunders with metallic riffage. Paternoster’s modern take on punk rock should make an interesting combination with punk iconoclast Alice Bag’s ever-diversifying solo material and sociopolitical provocations and Generación Suicida’s relentlessly frantic, fast and manically tuneful broadsides.
Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., L.A.; Sun., March 15, 8:30 p.m.; $18; all ages. (213) 389-3856, www.bootlegtheater.org/e/screaming-females-85535247227.
Note: It was announced on Thursday, March 12, that this show, like so many other local events, has been canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus.
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