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Swordmasters Of Ginaz, Always Wanted War, Ghost Cat 

When: Sat., March 30, 9 p.m. 2013
Price: Free

The best sci-fi, or at least the stuff that survives, is rich in metaphor and symbolism. As cool as the spaceships and aliens are, it can be empty without something more—often a cultural critique—at the core. Swordmasters of Ginaz take their most obvious cues (including their name) from Frank Herbert, whose essential and dense Dune series is laced with arcane social and religious commentary. Many of this thrash-leaning prog-metal outfit's songs are based in sci-fi worlds, though the issues addressed—anonymity, class warfare, environmental degradation—are germane here and now. Always Wanted War and Ghost Cat open. —Corbie Hill

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