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Kolyma, Whoarfrost 

When: Wed., July 6, 9:30 p.m. 2011

The name of Baltimore guitar-bass-drum trio Whoarfrost might suggest death metal iconography, and that's not altogether incorrect; the band's got songs called "Devil's Breath" and "The Youth Are Sniffing Shit," both of which seem custom-built for Florida heshers. You'll find traces of that darkness in the band's lyrics, but guitarist Jon Lipscomb presents them not in his best Cookie Monster growl but instead in a perfectly anxious whimper, as if Steve Albini were more obsessed with barking than biting. The band itself skitters through songs that suggest a marriage of free-jazz ambition, Naked City irreverence and, indeed, heavy metal's attention to tone. Think about No Wave taking simultaneous turns for the technical and absurd, and you'll get close to Whoarfrost. Kolyma and Rumplestiltsken finish the bill. Whoarfrost also plays at Slim's Friday, July 8, at 9 p.m. That show is $5. —Grayson Currin

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