Dopestroke started off playing raucous, tradition-bound hardcore, and they've never swerved from that formula, but don't let that deter you - they're fun, and they sound like they're having fun in every one of their songs. Aggressive group vocals abound, as do crusty lyrics about negativity, depression, and society's ills, which are somehow transformed into a good time for all. Take a listen to "Social Loathing (I.II.III.)" for a primer on what they're all about - any band that delivers their screeds in movements are alright by me. This night promises to be a truly aggressive one, with Hound and GA$H rounding out the locals, and Illegals coming to us from Pittsburgh. Kung Fu Necktie, 1201 Frankford Ave., 8pm, $10, 21+ - Alyssa Greenberg
The Deli Magazine was born in NYC's Attorney Street in 2004, in the shape of a print issue with a then unknown band on its cover, called Grizzly Bear. Ths NYC blog came in 2005, then the SF one in 2006, and then 9 more in the following years. The Deli is focused on the coverage of emerging bands and solo artists with a 100% local focus - no exceptions!