A couple of years ago, British punks The Adicts signed to Nuclear Blast, a label normally associated with extreme metal. On paper, it’s an odd relationship, but it appears to be working. The And It Was So! album they released in 2017 is fantastic, and they’re out on tour again. It’s always fun to see them and their Clockwork Orange “droog” get-up, especially singer Monkey — one of the more flamboyant frontmen that the genre has offered up with his Joker face. If anyone can offer Joaquin Phoenix a run for his money in the gritty clown stakes, it’s Monkey. Live, The Adicts always deliver, so don’t miss this one.

The Adicts play with Grade 2, Lower Class Brats and Broken Cuffs at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30 ate the Belasco.

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