Live Bands

Dark White Light CD release with Cold Blooded, Phjior

When: Sat., Jan. 16, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 2016

The self-titled record starts out slow and simmering, building layer by layer. Finally, Jack Dunsmore’s screaming vocals emerge from the grungy abyss, pulling the music into full-on dark metal territory. Things are about to get good and dark this Saturday at Dark White Light’s album release show, when their genre-bending music grinds out from the Observatory’s stage (the recently opened venue clearly focuses on getting the best sound possible out of its small quarters). The three-piece, at it since 2011, is unafraid to delve into often unexplored topics — song titles like “Galactic Cannibalism” and “March of the Mongoloids” keep listeners guessing — but still focuses on wild guitar solos and chugging rhythms. The first 50 patrons through the doors receive a lyric ’zine with CD purchase.

Laura Johnson

Price: Free