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Liturgy, Dope Body, Cacaw, Spanyurd Early Warnings (Music) The List (Music) Soundboard

When: Sat., July 9, 9:30 p.m. 2011
Price: $8
After just a few seconds of the screeching, bombastic stomp that opens Nupping (Hoss), I was a fan of Dope Body. This Baltimore noise-punk band creates a primal, perverted racket that mixes distortion-encrusted postpunk, riff-heavy rock 'n' roll, snarling grunge, and even bits of Fugazi and early Red Hot Chili Peppers—heck, I think I can hear some hip-hop and soul in there too. It's a ripping record that absolutely demands to be played at excessive volume. Every year there are a few albums I stumble across accidentally and end up falling in love with, and Nupping (which came out in May) is definitely one of 2011's crop. So imagine my excitement when I learned that Dope Body, who've been festering in the Charm City warehouse scene for a couple years, have two earlier releases under their belts—the 2009 cassette Twenty Pound Brick and a 2010 split with New York sludge act Orphan called Self Entitled. It's like finding a buried stash of pirate booty marked with a big red X, except the treasure chest is filled with berserk, boisterous bros instead of Spanish doubloons. —Leor Galil



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