Tonight! Crime in Stereo at Talent Farm

After earning New York cred by joining hardcore stalwarts Kill Your Idols for a 2003 split release, Long Island's Crime in Stereo developed a scorching yet melodic brand of hardcore on its first two full-lengths. The band's third LP, 2007's Is Dead, put them on the map as a visceral force with songwriting chops to boot.

Sonically diverse without abandoning the fiery spirit that earned the

band its following, Is Dead features wavy, progressive

arrangements that suspend the listener in dreamy guitar effects and then

deliver a pit-approved boot of hardcore to the chest. The album was

hailed by critics as an adventurous and important step and opened the

door for further exploration.

With I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone, released February

23, an extra pop sheen covers the jagged hooks of "Not Dead" and

"Drugwolf." Each energetic chorus bursts free, with floating vocal

harmonies and trippy guitar-pedal effects as decoration. What the band

does with this new material live could be epic.

Crime in Stereo, with the

Wonder Years, Fallen From the Sky, Protagonist, and Go Rydell. 6:30 p.m.

Monday, March 15, at the Talent Farm, 20911 Johnson St., Ste. 110-111,

Pembroke Pines. Tickets cost $10. 954-438-3488; click here.

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Travis Newbill