by Brian Cook
on Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM
(Black Lodge) No one's really doubted Seattle's wealth of musical talent in the last 20 years. But in the wake of Nirvana, there has been a constant push to assert that we aren't just a grunge town. We've got Fleet Foxes! Shabazz Palaces! Decibel Festival! Macklemore! But even after two decades, Seattle is still a city that embraces the convergence of punk's antagonism and lack of refinement with metal's ferocity and technical skill. Tonight's show is an apt demonstration of how that hybrid still thrives in the Emerald City. From the fretboard savvy of math-proggers Bitches Crystal all the way through to the cosmic thunder of He Whose Ox Is Gored, this show is guaranteed to be as loud, sweaty, and beer-soaked as those gigs in the old Charles Peterson photos. See also Underage.