When big labels started taking notice of punk rocks first wave, they began scooping up the more polished off-shoots that followed and called it new wave. The post-punk that was spawned around the same time tended to be an artsier-fartsier progression with less commercial appeal. But the bands that comprised the short-lived No Wave movement DNA, The Contortions and Teenage Jesus and the Jerks rejected the trend most vigorously. Philadelphias Satanized are students of that school of rock, a rolling mess of bass-heavy songs supporting dissonant guitars and angry tirades. But their mess is more organized than the free-flowing fuck-all of those original practitioners, owing an equal debt to 90s skronk-rockers like Rusted Shut, Landed and the almighty Jesus Lizard.
Mon., March 8, 9 p.m., 2010