British rockers Killing Joke have used their 34-year obsession with apocalypse to create a sprawling catalog scattered with potent peaks. Lead vocalist/paranoiac Jaz Coleman’s virulent, phlegmy barks compete with some of the tensest, most splenetic guitar sorties of the post-punk era. While they peaked with their self-titled 1980 debut LP—a classic of scorched-earth rock and desolate dub—Killing Joke have enough smart, bombastic tunes in their arsenal to keep a crowd on exhilarating edge all damn night. (Neumos, 925 E Pike St, neumos.com, 8 pm, $25 adv, 21+)

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