Puffy Areolas at Milestone tonight (8/28/2012)
PUFFY AREOLAS If you haven’t had a good earwax-clearing lately, these noisemakers from the Cleveland and Chicago areas should do nicely. Built from elements of early Motor City rock, coruscating psych and hardcore aggro-angst, the band’s In the Army 1981 (a 2010 release, actually) captivates and alienates in equal measure. If you funneled the Stooges through other forebears like proto-metalheads White Boy and the Average Rat Band or Italian punkers Tampax, threw in some early Dwarves and added a shit-ton of guitar noise, you’d be in the general sonic area code. It’s not for the faint of heart, but steers clear of annoying screamo or lame-ass metal angst tropes and instead rocks like mad. Of course, Googling “puffy areolas” will result in more questionable website hits than videos of the band, but both probably earn their NSFW designations. With locals Great Architect, Meat Group and DJ Stroupenassty. $5-$9. Aug. 28, 9 p.m. The Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Road. 704-398-0472.