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Critics' Picks: October 10 -16

Local shows by Hatebreed, Double Duchess and Crushed Out, plus a last hurrah for local doom-metal trio Brown Angel

Double Duchess
Double Duchess


Hatebreed couldn't have picked a more fitting name for its 10 Years of Perseverance tour. Although the band's been making music since 1994, it's been — you guessed it — 10 years since its major-label debut, Perseverance, hit shelves. Since then, the five-piece has released five studio albums (with another in the works for early 2013), headlined Ozzfest more than a few times and helped shape the metalcore genre. Hatebreed plays tonight at Stage AE; Whitechapel, All Shall Perish and Deez Nuts open. Amanda Wishner 7 p.m. 400 North Shore Drive, North Side. $19-23. 412-229-5483 or


So far, Double Duchess is best known for its viral video sensation "Bucket Bench," with its glitzy ad-hoc dance scenes and shouting in the streets. The San Francisco queer electro-hop duo released its first EP, Hey Girl, earlier this year, and plays Garfield Artworks tonight in one of those shows about which, in a few years, you'll probably be saying, "Can you believe we saw them in such a small room?" Fans of Big Freedia and Gravy Train!!!, take note. Lord Grunge and Freed Up open. Andy Mulkerin 8 p.m. 4931 Penn Ave., Garfield. $6. All ages. 412-361-2262 or


It doesn't get much heavier than what's going on at Gooski's tonight. Brown Angel, the local doom three-piece, is having a send-off party of sorts, as guitarist and sometime-vocalist Adam MacGregor prepares to move to China. Assisting in the celebration: death-metal outfit Liquified Guts, and Derketa, a band that, when it formed more than 20 years ago, claimed to be the world's first all-female death-metal band. (Since the band re-formed in recent years, Mike Laughlin, most recently of Cattle Decapitation, joined on drums.) Brown Angel has long been a twisted, heavy treasure in Pittsburgh; if you haven't seen the band before, don't miss out. AM 10 p.m. 3117 Brereton St., Polish Hill. $5. 412-681-1658


You might not have heard of Crushed Out. The "honky-tonk surf-rock" duo, formerly known as Boom Chick, is one of the genre's best-kept secrets. Three years ago, guitarist/vocalist Frank Hoier and drummer Moselle Spiller traded in their jobs as a guitar teacher and a graphic designer, respectively, to pursue a career in explosive, energetic rock 'n' roll that sounds like it was plucked straight out of the 1960s. Their debut album, Want To Give, is set to be released in November; catch them tonight at Garfield Artworks with The Hounds Below, White Like Fire and New Vegas. AW 9 p.m. 4931 Penn Avenue, Garfield. $7. 412-361-2262 or

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