Band: Black Tusk, Bask, Future Hate
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 9 p.m.
Venue: Alchemy Tavern, 7 S. Joachim St., www.alchemytavernmobile.com
Tickets: $5, available at the door and through Ticketbiscuit

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As Mobile moves ever closer to Fat Tuesday, this show should be saturated with all the Mardi Gras misrule one can handle. A trio of bands will provide a tidal wave of heavy sounds fueled by primal instinct.

Mobile’s Future Hate will lend local support. After Naked Intruder vocalist Deke Purple’s hiatus, the remainder of the band continued on as Future Hate. With the intensity of a punk-rock banshee, Miranda Pixley fronts this intense band.

Savannah’s Black Tusk will bring a setlist of sludgy stoner metal with a dash of punk for good measure. The group will be introducing the Azalea City to tracks off its fifth studio album, “Pillars of Ash.” Black Tusk has been letting its fans sample these new tracks through singles such as “God Is On Vacation,” melding high-end screams with an onslaught of driving percussion and fuzzy guitars.

Asheville may be a city focused on jam rock, but Bask is proving there is a tinge of rage running along the the city’s underbelly. Bask’s stoner metal is characterized by clean, epic vocal work cradled by instrumentation that is both rhythmic and melodic.