Pile stomps and hollers - Tonight @ The Milestone

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One Pile touchstone, indie legend Jawbox, never quite hit as hard as this Boston powerhouse. But what do you expect? With Boston’s long history of hardcore and other basement-grown styles, it stands to reason even indie rockers would pack brass knuckles. On Magic Isn’t Real and the more recent Big Web 7-inch, Pile stomps and hollers through occasionally angular, occasionally sweet post-punk. Songs like the not-even-half-a-minute “Sweat Lodge,” rumble and spazz like Mudhoney having a seizure. Um, Pile? Your roots are showing.

$6-$9. The Milestone.

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