The Hoods

With Agents of Man, Merauder, and Ringworm. 6 p.m. Sunday, February 13, $8 ADV/$10 DOS. At Peabody¹s, 2083 E. 21st. St., 216-776-9999.

Cattle Decapitation House of Blues, 308 Euclid Avenue 6 p.m. Monday, January 14; $15.50, 216-241-5555
A popular rhetorical question asks, "If an airplane's black box is indestructible, why don't they just make the entire plane out of the indestructible stuff?" Here's why, smartass: Too much heavy metal just weighs you down. Sacramento's Hoods learned that lesson the hard way on 2003's Pray for Death LP. Dedicated to the notion that metal and old-school hardcore can successfully mix without melting into indistinct sludge, the HC veterans get it right on the new Hoods/Freya split EP. They used to call that crossover, and it generally kicked ass.
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