Don't sleep on Plague Vendor, opening for Refused and the Coathangers Thursday

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Between their 2012 reunion and the release of their first album in 17 years (Freedom) last summer, there are a whole lot of people cranked to see Swedish punk legends Refused. And the righteous garage-punk of Atlanta's the Coathangers is always worth it. But the hot new blood of Plague Vendor is what makes this bill extra virile. The young California band has been kicking up lots of street heat with the raw power of both their music and their physical live performances. Their latest album, Bloodsweat, is unequivocally one of the most ball-grabbing records to drop this year, boiling over with a dark, swashbuckling sound that dangles on the high wire between post-punk blackness, fevered punk danger and greasy rock swagger. It's a cliff dive of fire and urgency that promises to be electric on stage. Show up early for this one, trust us.

with Refused, the Coathangers | 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9 | The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave. | 407-246-1419 | thebeacham.com | $25


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