Recommended by Kevin Diers
Over the last couple decades, Boston’s Converge have grown from a fierce, unconventional metallic hardcore band with a devoted cult following to an often imitated and forever evolving force in the world of underground noise. Their unique blend of punk, emotive hardcore, and thrashing, in-your-face metal allows them to tour alongside huge bands like Mastodon and Dethklok and to headline their own more intimate shows, such as this one. A word of advice, though: If you’re standing near the front, wear a helmet. Converge tend to inspire the wildest of stage-divers to get vertical.