When: Tue., Oct. 13, 8 p.m. 2015
On their self-titled tape debut, San Anto punks Pinko pinpoint every target of their ire. With so much anxiety latent in the record, that bull’s-eye often ends up in red paint on their own chests. Frontman Guillermo Mendez howls at the stress exacted on his body from loud noise and rotgut, singing of his “flesh” and “giving his skull a break.” On “Skullboy Meets Fuckboy,” the band takes on this new figure of loathing — the Bieber-like young male who haunts women on Tinder, exhibits basic taste and an arrogance well beyond his capacity. With a history in heavy-minded SA bands Sohns and The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, Pinko navigates through their debut with a great, math-like dexterity. Through the effort’s eight tracks, Mendez sounds flailing and dangerous, like a wounded animal with a microphone. With Heat Dust, Slurve, Signalman.