There was a moment in the late 1990s, in the wake of Korn’s genre-blending 1994 eponymous debut (and before “nu-metal” became synonymous with knuckle-dragging bilge), when heavy metal, hardcore punk and hip-hop were cross-pollinating in fascinating and invigorating fashion. The opening offering from Santa Barbara quintet Snot, 1997’s Get Some, personified and perhaps perfected this adrenalized brew, brilliantly peppering angry guitars and Lynn Strait’s bleached-throat ranting with bouts of rhythmic quasi-rapping, wonderfully mobile bass lines, and taut, perky beats. It’s an album bawdy and bruising, kept nimble by a rare stylistic open-mindedness, organic rough edges and a pervading sense of humor. Strait died in an auto accident in 1998, but a reunited Snot (now fronted by Vitiate vocalist Carl Bensley) are performing Get Some in its entirety on the band’s first world tour.
Tue., Dec. 23, 7 p.m., 2014
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