Founded by Greg Anderson (Sunn O))), Goatsnake) in 1997, Los Angeles label Southern Lord Records continues to be one of the pioneering forces in metal by championing tripped-out stoner doom, dirty hardcore punk and just plain esoteric stuff. This show will celebrate L.A. legacy acts, with performances by '80s Venice hardcore greats Excel — fresh off a reissue of their seminal 1987 debut, Split Image — and '90s L.A. stoner doomsters Goatsnake. But we're equally excited for performances from the new breed of Southern Lord insanity. New hardcore albums from Vancouver's Baptists (Bloodmines) and L.A.'s own Obliterations (Poison Everything) are full of pit-stirring venom and grimy ugliness. Both records are spectacular feats of liveliness in a subgenre that often gets stuck spinning its wheels. If their live performances here are as powerful as their records, Baptists and Oblierations will make the old guard proud.

Wed., Oct. 15, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 10/15/14)

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