Bongripper, Weekend Nachos, Hate, Stay Asleep | Beat Kitchen | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Bongripper, Weekend Nachos, Hate, Stay Asleep 

When: Fri., March 6, 8:30 p.m. 2015
Price: sold out
Even if your hardcore-slash-powerviolence is so maniacally devastating that it sounds like a band’s worth of instruments brutally beating one another to death, control is still key. On 2013's Still (Relapse), the local dudes in Weekend Nachos keep the pedal to the metal practically the whole time, and they often push their pulse-revving sound so hard that its levels of distortion couldn’t conceivably be produced by their amps alone. But because Weekend Nachos have been a band for ten years (with a stable lineup for the past six), their playing is incredibly tight—even on the 57-second scorcher “You’re Not Punk,” where a blistering blastbeat constantly threatens to send the track careening off the rails. Over the years this four-piece’s output has gotten steadily more substantial, intelligent, and exciting, proving that there are real benefits to be had in keeping a powerviolence band together for more than eight months. —Kevin Warwick

Since 2009, a slow stream of sonic punishment has come trickling out of local heavy-metal-hardcore band Hate (not to be confused with the Polish death-metal outfit of the same name). While most bands in their scene play weekly basement shows and drop singles faster than Black Flag can get through its next lineup change, these part-time punks play out a handful of times a year and have only a few releases under their belt. And holding it all in must have resulted in some serious pent-up bad vibes. Hate channel the disjointed, crushing sounds of early Eyehategod as they jump from massive, doomy sludge to grindy blastbeats, all the while straying from any sense of melody, catchiness, or fun. Their most recent release, a 2013 split with headliners Bongripper, features five brief, jabbing blasts of negativity on their side in the amount of time it takes Bongripper to get through a single track. —Luca Cimarusti

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