It List: Monday
Burst/Zoroaster/Four Days To Burn (The Lounge): This is Burst's farewell tour, thus bringing the constantly evolving Swedish outfit's sixteen-year history to a close. The group has gotten further and further away from their hardcore roots, and into increasingly "melodic/progressive" territory, to the dismay of some fans. If there's one thing I know about farewell tours however, it's that groups often dust off their earlier material since there is most likely less pressure to "push the new record" and other notions that are unfortunately not antiquated, though really should be.
Atlanta's Zoroaster caught my attention by including a soft, piano-driven section of their track "Spirit Molecule" (from "Voice Of Saturn," their most recent release), that actually worked and didn't sound forced. Stylistic deviation of this sort is sometimes a really sketchy prospect in the hands of some metal acts, but they pulled it off. They might have the most enjoyable set at The Lounge tonight.
Mayhem Mondays With Stefan Gonzalez (Fallout Lounge)
Peelander Z/Birthday Suits/Stew (Rubber Gloves)
Cool Out (The Cavern)
Generationals (Hailey's): SHOW IS NOT TONIGHT Not only are bands recycling every forgettable little fad of mediocre songwriting from the past four decades, but you have to give them credit for having the guts to step into a studio and say, "Yeah, you know that Escape Club sound? Let's cut off a little slice of that shit for our new record." GO FOR IT. UPDATE: THIS SHOW IS NOT HAPPENING, DESPITE WHAT HAILEY'S WEBSITE SAID EARLIER TODAY.