Friday, January 31, 2014

Sunday To-Do: American Head Charge

Posted By on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 12:36 PM


click to enlarge American Head Charge plays at Revolution Sunday night.
  • American Head Charge plays at Revolution Sunday night.

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE
8 p.m., Revolution. $10.


OK, so at first I got kinda excited when I saw this was coming up because I misread it as African Head Charge, the experimental dub/sound collage outfit that's been crafting vertigo-inducing reggae deconstructions since the early '80s (check out their recent album "Vision of a Psychedelic Africa" to get your head rearranged).

But this is actually an industrial/ Nu metal band from Minneapolis called American Head Charge. Weird coincidence. According to ye olde Wikipedia, co-founder Chad Hanks said, "It turns out that there is actually a band called African Head Charge; it's so hard to be original these days." Ain't that the truth.

Anyways, no sticky dub jams here. American Head Charge should appeal to masochistic folks whose ears require chugging, screaming, amp-abusing heaviness. Recommended if your smartphone/MP3 player/Walkman is full of the likes of Slipknot, System of a Down, maybe later period Ministry, and so forth. Also on the bill of this all-ages mosh-fest, Christian headbangers Righteous Vendetta.

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