• A killer weekend of music at SPACE Gallery reminded us how much we missed them in August. ONEIDA blew an amp fuse on Saturday night, celebrating Jon Courtney's 40th birthday. Seems appropriate for their fusion-improv flavor of rock, which had earplugs glowing. (Or maybe that was the black lights on the walls...) In any case, after a slow-warming opening set by COMPANY, the crowd started bouncing as Oneida's songs got longer and longer. Maybe they're still playing; we can't hear anymore, so we can't tell. The next day, Brooklynites O'DEATH issued an utterly crucial set of hardcore Americana after sets by locals BUTCHER BOY and SPLENDORA CÖLT. The kids, in turn, lost it. Looked like a scene from the old Rathskellar in Boston circa 1983, except more beards and bandannas, less studs and spikes.

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