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Obits, Heavy Times, Laser and Fast and Shit 

When: Tue., Oct. 8, 9 p.m. 2013
Price: $12
Punks aren’t supposed to age gracefully. Rick Froberg, however, isn’t just any punk. He got his start in posthardcore groups Pitchfork and Drive Like Jehu, then sharpened his craft in wildly intense garage-punk band Hot Snakes (and in all three he played alongside Rocket From the Crypt front man John Reis). Froberg moved from southern California to Brooklyn in 1998, and following Hot Snakes’ breakup in 2005 he formed this New York-based band. Obits don’t sound too different from Hot Snakes (who’ve been playing intermittent reunion shows since 2011), and even though they’ve got less bite they’re definitely not lame old-man rock. On Obits’ new album, Bed & Bugs (Sub Pop), they settle further into a calmer rhythm, but the music still leans heavily on rough-edged melodies and loud, sharp guitars. Those guitars are the stars of the show, as they have been in most every Froberg project—he’s always been a master of tone and chunky, interweaving riffs, and they’re all over Bed & Bugs. —Luca Cimarusti Heavy Times and Lasers and Fast and Shit open.

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