There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Let this be fair warning: England’s notorious, vitriol-spewing, tinnitus-adverse noisenik legends Whitehouse will be slaughtering decibels and soiling minds right here at the core of American democracy. What nerve! Get Tony Blair on the blower now—is our Coalition of the Willing War Pigs being tested? As part of their first U.S. tour in roughly a decade (and supporting Asceticists 2006, a collection of new, damaged provocations), these 25-plus-year veterans of extreme music continue to discharge shrill electronics and Sadean affronts to all things civil. Divisive, disgusting, and always deliberate, these former cohorts of Steve Albini push metaphor to its limit just as their counterambient audio assaults and metallic KOs make eardrums and VU meters go haywire. No less violently loud but perhaps a little more palatable are openers Wolf Eyes, an Ann Arbor group whose forked-tongue screeches and sputtering machinations are beloved by Thurston Moore and Anthony Braxton alike. Whitehouse appears with Pig Destroyer and Wolf Eyes at 9:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $15. (202) 483-5000. (Bernardo Rondeau)