Live Music

William Control & The Neuromantic Boys

When: Thu., May 28, 8 p.m. 2015

William Control makes the kind of music that will probably still get you a serious talking to from authority figures if you look him up on the computers in the school library, especially if your outfit involves a dog collar. Control's slick modern rock takes major cues from Ian Curtis and Trent Reznor and explores the dark obsessions that have been making Concerned Adults take rock way too seriously since Screamin' Jay Hawkins first climbed out of the coffin. Lyrics about death, depression, and suicide (so much suicide) are accompanied by hummable synthesizer hooks and call-and-response choruses in songs that have soundtracked scenes in the Saw and Underworld films. Post-Twilight teens seem to be the target audience, and parental hand-wringing could practically be credited as an instrument in the liner notes. With Requiem, Justin Symbol, Shadow Fashion.

Price: $12

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