Band: Criminal Class USA & the Hush-Hush Revolution, Black Titan, Future Hate
Date: Saturday, Dec. 30, 9 p.m.
Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net
Tickets: $10 at the door
Before 2018 hits, The Merry Widow is setting off an explosion of underground sounds from the Azalea City’s past and the present. This show will mark the reunion of Criminal Class USA & the Hush Hush Revolution, a band that used its politically kindled mix of street and folk punk to gather a dedicated legion of fans. This charismatic punk outfit shows crowds no mercy, with every performance an adrenalized delivery of grimy punk vehemence.
This was an eventful year for Black Titan. With their lineup stabilized, this group has once again started spreading its robust mix of stoner and doom metal throughout the streets of Mobile and beyond. Black Titan uses its powerful measures of bottom-end riffs, merciless rhythms and bellowing vocals to push witnesses into a downward spiral of eclectic metal mayhem.
Future Hate completes this pre-New Year’s Eve bill. With a shortage of female-fronted underground bands in Mobile, Miranda Macabre’s complementary vocals are lifted by an edgy mix of punk and speed metal. Future Hate has been promoting cuts from its latest release, “Potboiler,” which has found its niche in Japan as well as the U.S. If the album’s tracks are any preview of the show, the crowd can expect a high-speed delivery of sonic fury.