Just Enough Loud Music
Head over to the Bouquet on Sunday for a night of eardrum-shattering sounds brought to us by Too Much Distortion. Nashville, Tenn.-based U.S.S.A. includes ex-Ministry bassist Paul Barker, guitarist Duane Denison, vocalist Gary Call and drummer Johnny Rabb. Their debut release, The Spoils, is not a recall of old Ministry or Jesus Lizard sounds. It's a heavy opus that, though dark, has a gorgeous colorful sheen over it like an oily puddle of water. It's melodic and wholly listenable, and if the album is any indication, seeing them live is a must.
U.S.S.A. will be joined by Weedeater, a band that's been around about a decade and wears its age the same way a good bottle of bourbon does. It just keeps getting better. Fronted by "Dixie" Dave Collins, the band's new release, God Luck and Good Speed is trashy, thrashy Southern metal that's so powerful and so hot that you need to keep moving or your shoes might just melt to the floor.
Haggis—originally Boise-based but now from all over—opens the show, bringing with them influences from Septic Death, Mutant Pop and Dangermouse. This is going to be the kind of live show you wish you had to have actual tickets for because you'd want to save your stubs to show future generations what a Sunday night could really be about.
Sun., Oct. 21, 8:30 p.m., $8. The Bouquet, 1010 W. Main St., 208-345-6605.