by Corbie Hill
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.