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by Doug Moore

Wetbrain
wetbrain

As we mentioned in passing recently, Brooklyn bar Lulu's is hosting a nasty hardcore show tonight (11/15), featuring Cleveland's Wetbrain (not to be confused with Baltimore's Wet Brain or California's Wet Brain), NJ's Ugly Parts, Albany's Aggressive Response, and locals Pleasure Industry. $5 at the door.

Wetbrain, which features members of Annihilation Time, Nine Shocks Terror, and Darvocets, among others, are one of those punk bands that seem to mostly exist in improvised venues and on cassettes on the floor of someone's smelly '91 Honda Civic. You can, however, download their 2012 demo for free here. If you miss Pleasure Industry at this show, you'll have another chance to catch them at Lulu's on Monday (11/18), when they'll play with KC punkers Nuke Cult and Dirty Work, along with fellow locals Scab Eaters.

Stream tunes by Pleasure Industry, Ugly Parts, and Aggressive Response, and check out the show flyer below.

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Blessed State - 2012 Demo (ZIP)

Blessed State (photo by Dave Brushback)
Blessed State

Northampton, MA punks Blessed State (whose lineup includes Brian of Iron Hand) recall the time when bands like Husker Du and The Replacements were pushing hardcore punk to its limits and coming out with something more similar to alternative rock. The guitars shift back and forth from a flanger-filled jangle to straight ahead punk n' roll, and the vocals from a bark to a half-melodic moan that just grazes the melody in his head (in a good way). And when the band break out into the occasional J Mascis-style solo, that's nothing to complain about either.

They released a four-song demo back in October of 2012, which you can stream below or download above. The cassette is available to purchase at Blessed State's bandcamp. It's a recommended listen for fans of any of the aforementioned bands or other recent torchbearers of that sound like The Men, California X, and Milk Music.

Blessed State will be playing some shows this year, including one in NYC on February 9 at 538 Johnson Ave with Ugly Parts, Working Stiff, Trash Tide, and Ylajali. More info on this show at the facebook event. Their dates also include an opening slot at the New Haven stop on Iceage and White Lung's tour together.

A list of all dates and the stream of their demo below...

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