Live Bands

Concrete Grip Album Release Show feat. Soblivious, Seven Cycles, Gentlemans War

When: Fri., June 10, 7 p.m. 2016

Metal fans can get their fix this weekend, too, with Concrete Grip’s album release show. The slam metal act has been hitting the Spokane pavement since 2005, and this year they’re finally putting out their new studio album Architect of Havoc. Bill Hempel’s deafening roar surprises with its range, switching to near-singing every now and then, and you can feel all the anguish when in “Tenfold” he screams “Grip your fist when you’re pissed at the world!” Accompanied by brutal guitars and savage drums, the four-piece understands levels within the loud; in this way, their music never grows monotonous. The group plans to play the album in its entirety at Friday’s show.

Laura Johnson

Price: $5/$8