We once saw Earthless clear a room—but it wasn’t because they were bad. It was because they disintegrated every single person there War of the Worlds-style with riff after relentless riff, and now several years later, they are still out to utterly destroy. If you ever got super into the solo during a Hendrix or Blue Cheer track and maybe dared to wish it could go on forever, well, Earthless is that band and they push the realms of physical and creative capacity both with almost-endless instrumental shred-sagas each more legendary than the last. One single Earthless track is as dense and intense as full albums by less ambitious bands, and if you don’t turn into a little pile of dust once they finish a set, it’s probably because you're still on fire.

Thu., Oct. 17, 9 p.m., 2013

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