Vegas has some seriously heavy bookings lined up for the end of May, beginning with Vegas punks Good Grief and Alan Six on Friday, May 27 at 11th Street Records. Head to goodgrief.bandcamp.com for a preview of the former’s pop-fueled, Ramones-esque repertoire (and grab a copy of the self-titled EP, now available on vinyl). Fans of Lookout! Records will likely dig Alan Six’s Awesome Room Demos, which includes the speedy, lo-fi tracks “Objectively Smoothe” and “Puppy Dogs and Sunshine” (alansix.bandcamp.com). 8 p.m., free.
One night later, LA hardcore outfit Maladjusted will play its brutal brand venomous punk rock (hear: “God Is Pain”) at Vegas house show venue the Womb Room. Local vegan punks Iron Palm support, along with Vegas bands Clouded Judgment and Moon Blood. As for the address, you’ll have to do your own research. May 28, 7 p.m., $5.
And on Tuesday, Sacramento doom-metal group Chrch headlines 11th Street Records with support from Vegas power-violence band God’s America and local doom faves Demon Lung. Chrch’s latest release, dark 3-song EP Unanswered Hymns, is packed with gargantuan guitars, sinister vocals and sludgy basslines—so bring ear plugs.
Not familiar with God’s America? This Vegas outfit, previously known as Seeds of Rape, has been delivering thrashy, take-no-prisoners hardcore since 2011. The group’s July release, Merge With the Infinite, is set to drop on Deep Six Records and digitally at A389 Recordings. Stream the album’s first single, “Worthless in Deth” at godsamericalv.tumblr.com. May 31, 7 p.m., $5.