Bostons Vanna really pushes the brutal-melodic dynamic on its new album Curses. Main screamer Chris Preece bellows such a barrage of sounds (were assuming theyre words, but we cant say for certain) that guitarist Nick Lamberts tuneful choruses act as sort of a salve to all of the aural scars. Vannas post-hardcore formula doesnt scour any fertile ground for inspiration. Rather, the band bulldozes over it, satisfied with its ability to make it all seamlessly blend. Curses comes out in a couple weeks, but you can hear many of the new songs when
Wed., April 11, 7 p.m.