Bands: Future Hate, Natural Causes
Date: Thursday, April 13, 8 p.m.
Venue: The Merry Widow
Tickets: $8, available at the door

The Merry Widow will explode Thursday night with the heated sounds of two underground powerhouses.

Mobile’s Future Hate will make its presence known on The Merry Widow stage. In recent weeks this local group has been touring Japan, giving the Land of the Rising Sun a dose of rage through wide distribution of its album “Potboiler.” In a world where mainstream has nearly overtaken punk rock, “Potboiler” comes from an underground band that refuses to surrender. A taste of the album can be found on Bandcamp.

Natural Causes hail from the fringes of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the area that gave birth to bands such as Flat Duo Jets and Southern Culture on the Skids. The classic garage punk sound of Natural Causes shows no mercy yet maintains a beguiling attitude.