New Orleans punk band Particular Curiosity have been blowing wigs again since 2018, after they dropped their debut file, Spiraling, a chaotic romp via hard-hitting social themes and wildly divergent musical instructions. On “Younger, Gifted, Black, in Leather-based” the sentiment is self-explanatory, but the mighty wails of vocalist Alli Logout peel again new layers of that means in an iconic ode to Blackness, wrapping a pattern from a classic Nina Simone interview in trendy sounds, kink, and a fury born of oppression.
Particular Curiosity’s tunes are generally punk, generally industrial, generally glam, and all the time so endearingly tough across the edges that you simply don’t thoughts them pushing you round. Their new file, Endure (Tough Commerce), shines freed from guidelines or bins; it’s quintessentially punk, although you may flip a nook and end up in the course of a thumping disco set with digital dance beats smacking you upside the top. Their lineup additionally contains synth and drum-machine participant Ruth Mascelli, bassist Nathan Cassiani, and guitarist Maria Elena, whose fusion ends in tunes that really feel concurrently stripped-down and full. Logout’s lyrics overflow with socioeconomic angst, let-your-hair-down debauchery, alienation, and rage—and hit all factors in between. Endure is scornful, attractive, and pulsating in its acceptance of and resistance to our fates, no matter they might be. “Midnight Legend,” which options rapper Mykki Blanco, is a pleasant shock and a bouncy good time. With Particular Curiosity, you may all the time count on the surprising, however you’d higher consider they’re doing it for them—it’s a deal with that we get to witness them kick ass.
Particular Curiosity CB Radio Attractive and Conjunto Primitivo open. Wed 11/30, 8:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, $18, 21+
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