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When: Sun., Aug. 18, 4:30-10 p.m. 2019
Price: $12-$15
In 1984, Boston hardcore band Siege would release the EP Drop Dead, 6 songs, most of them under a minute long each. It would become a classic hardcore release, particularly years after the band broke up. Early ’80s Boston hardcore had a reputation for an almost militaristic Straight-Edge philosophy. Siege, which formed in 1981, carved out a different legacy. By creating music that was influenced by punk and metal, and was incredibly fast, while also incorporating technical elements in the music, it ended up helping to pioneer a genre that blossomed after its 1985 demise: grindcore. Today, there are countless bands under the grindcore and powerviolence subgenre, and they all owe a debt of gratitude to Siege. The group reformed briefly in 1991, and then again in 2016. It has influenced so many people that the special guests at its reunion shows have been mind-blowing: John Zorn, Anal Cunt’s Seth Putman, and Pig Destroyer’s Scott Hull.
— Aaron Carnes


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