I mean no disrespect whatsoever to Destruction Unit —-impressive as always this past Friday night at the North Door — when I suggest the band above made them seem positively new wave by comparison. Lots of people like new wave. Nothing wrong with that (and  I stand in stark opposition to those who claim otherwise).

Houston’s Rusted Shut were sandwiched between Coma In Algiers and Vaz on Saturday night, marking their first Austin appearance (soundcloud’d above) since the release of their new ‘Rehab’ LP (Dull Knife). Because I hate hate hate hyperbole, I will simply say they are the greatest band in the world.