Titled Christ Adonis Algiers, the album showcases Coma’s well-honed abrasive and atonal attack. Their sound—a confident mashing of no-wave, post-punk, goth, garage and noise rock influences—hovers like a ghost of underground music’s past. But their sound fits well in Austin’s present as a reminder that independent music can still be aggressive and confrontational yet intelligent and self-aware. Like a grungy, beer-soaked Skynet. Or something.
Fellow champions of the underground and frequent lineup mates Dikes of Holland are also on the bill. Their garage punk swagger earned the quartet a spot on Matador Record’s inaugural Casual Victims Pile compilation album of Austin music. Definitely check them out.
Oh, and as a bonus, Austin’s indie rock poet laureate Thax Douglas will be in the building. It’s a welcomed return for the mysterious bearded man who’s been living up north since last year.
Doors for this show open at 9 p.m. and music starts at 10. Cover is $6 for people over 21, and $8 for minors.