Now is the winter of our discontent, indeed. I'm not sure if this is the greatest metal club booking ever or a covert plan to "accidentally" demolish the Showbox to make way for condos, but the sludgy, low-end rumble emitted by Neurosis alone is cable of shaking downtown to its core. Few bands are as revered and influential as these road-weary Oakland post-metal pioneers. Their influence can certainly be heard in Seattle metal makers Black Breath, who absolutely slayed it at 2012's Capitol Hill Block Party. The same can be said for Portland's acidic Stoneburner and Portland-via-Memphis hardcore innovators Tragedy. It is also worth noting that this hairball sausage fest is brought to you by the very rockin' ladies at Infinite Productions and Seek and Destroy. MA'CHELL DUMA LAVASSAR

Sat., Jan. 5, 8 p.m., 2013

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