Obnox | Duke Coffeehouse | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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When: Tue., April 21 2015




Trying to make stylistic sense of Obnox—the ecstatic, eccentric outlet of Cleveland songwriter and consummate performer Lamont "Bim" Thomas—feels fruitless. Thomas' colliding muses come from noise-heavy garage-rock and scrappy hip-hop. While "Too Punk Shakur," from this year's Boogalou Reed, is a rager that evokes the basics of The Ramones and the soul of Reigning Sound, the title track downshifts into noise, like an indie-pop collage crossed with a sci-fi soundtrack. That's all on the heels of Obnox's 2014 breakthrough, Louder Space, which dives deeper into Thomas' hip-hop love without sacrificing the in-the-red volume of his rock roots. Still, as he's pinballed from one end of the record shop to the other, Thomas has managed to create a singular vision of energy and attitude, even if the result is impossible and unnecessary to categorize. Flash Wands, the occasional alter ego of Carrboro's Flesh Wounds, split the bill with Triad noise-rockers Winston Facials. 9 p.m., $5, 106 Epworth Lane, Durham, www.dukecoffehouse.org. —Bryan C. Reed

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