Acrassicauda at Ruby Tuesday

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

You kids think you've got it bad just 'cause your parents give you a little guff about playing devil music. Acrassicauda is from Iraq. They put their lives on the line for the right to shred! For the full story, check the Vice documentary "Heavy Metal in Baghdad," or just talk to them at Ruby's this Tuesday between Earthburner and Deprecator.

Acrassicauda's breed of sludge is highly reminiscent of rock radio circa 1992, with heavy doses of Metallica's mid-tempo Black Album crunch and grunge choruses galore from the STP/Alice in Chains/Soundgarden phylum. It's pretty badass, especially if you've ever rocked "Wherever I May Roam" in your Walkman.

Raise devil horns:

Ruby Tuesday

9 p.m. Tuesday, May 17

1978 Summit St., Campus