It was less than a year ago that the L.A. punk duo No Age released Weirdo Rippers, a ragged, heartfelt compilation of the bandâs singles to date. Nineties DIY hardcore by way of some serious art-damage, the bandâs sound pushed punk out of the basement and into some deliriously textural clouds, sometimes so emphatically that it seemed as though the band itself couldnât keep up. But what No Age didnât have on Weirdo Rippers, theyâve more than made up for on their formal debut, Nouns. The duoâs already-notorious live shows tend to be more blunt about the bandâs punk past: Their last show at the Bowery Ballroom ended with guitarist Randy Randall hoisting an audience member up onto his shoulders, guitar in hand, to finish the song that No Age had begun.
Tue., May 6, 8 p.m., 2008