Death By Stereo
Navajo Hogan, 2817 N. Nevada Ave.
Monday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
$8 in advance, $10 at the door; go to www.ticketweb.com
Lamenting what he regards as the uptight purity of some hard-core musicians, Death By Stereo frontman Efrem Schulz reveals the group's "love" for party rockers Van Halen. Schultz suggests the combination of equal parts aggression and amusement is the DBS formula -- what they'll be mixing tonight at the Navajo Hogan. Look out for a couple of surprises this eve: Tyler Rebbe of Epitaph brethren Pulley recently joined on as DBS bassist. And you aren't hearing things if you notice the hard heads slowing down on a tune. "Forever and a Day," from the upcoming EP Death for Life, is the group's cardinal ballad. DBS is showing a more sensitive side these days, but that doesn't stop them from dropping f-bombs every now and again. The tremors begin with openers Losa, Thruster and City of Vanity.
-- Vanessa Martinez