Live Music

Amygdala

When: Mon., June 5, 7 p.m. 2017

As we all come to learn sooner or later, emotions like anger and alienation can alternately act as wellsprings of despair or vital energy sources, fueling no-bullshit efforts at important change. San Antonio hardcore/punk band Amygdala is a prime example of what it looks/sounds like when the latter happens, when anger and disillusionment become potent fuel for a righteous fire. Surely, the group’s abrasive sound might not be everyone’s sonic cup of tea, but it is perfect vehicle for the band’s anti-colonial, anti-authoritarian, anti-hate, and pro-tolerance message. The group’s powerful, message-based music and the place(s) from which it comes represents a larger renaissance in sound and progressive ideas in the hardcore punk milieu. It’s a remarkable blend of music and thought that forces you to stay awake. As the group screams in their Zapatista-inspired song “Semillas”: “They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.”

Price: $10

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