There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
A liner note in Tool’s new album, AEnima, states, “Beliefs are dangerous. Beliefs allow the mind to stop functioning. A non-functioning mind is clinically dead. Believe in nothing…” Well, I believe this collection of polished industrial metal sucks….And it reminds me of Rush….But I like Rush….I think….Everything’s getting foggy….Gaaaaaaa…Opening for Tool is the new wave of scare-glam’s Psychotica. Fellow beautiful losers Marilyn Manson, despite lacking mystery, can be a frightening group—the “Beautiful People” video is downright upsetting. Psychotica’s self-titled debut, however, strives toward genuine terror but succumbs to gluttonous error: 18 songs of overproduced Bowieisms and Nine-Inch nihilism. Witness Patrick Briggs (the lesser band’s own homoerotic, glamorous Silver Surfer of a leader) on “Stop”: “You build me up to tear me down/Put me into lost and found/You lie like a dog, and I think you’re fucked.” If you really hated someone, you’d buy him a ticket for tonight’s show. At 7 p.m. at the Capitol Ballroom, 1015 Half St. SE. $17.50. (202) 554-1500. (Christopher Porter)