At a time when critics were trumpeting the groundbreaking nature of Metallica's black album, Helmet was making genuinely alternative hard rock music. Known best for their album, In the Meantime, which featured the single "Unsung," Helmet shared as much in common with heavy metal bands of the day as they did with independently-minded bands such as Fugazi. Though the band broke up at the end of the 90s, singer Page Hamilton recently reformed the group under the Helmet moniker.
Fri., Sept. 24, 8 p.m., 2010
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