New York



There’s always been something scruffy about this on-again, off-again NYC crew. Ostensibly punk, Cro-Mags songs plow ahead with a not-inconsiderable weight – but these guys embrace ponderousness to the extent that they’re not hardcore, and three-cord riffage arrives outfitted with enough butt rock and metal flourishes that slotting them in a sub-genre bracket feels like a fool’s errand. Cro-Mags are still around and kicking 33 years after forming, so any amateur musicologists among the group’s fan base may ponder the incongruities while headbanging along to “Death in the Womb.”

Fri., Oct. 3, 8 p.m., 2014

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