Concert preview: Japanese noise-rock collective Melt-Banana still at its trippy best

Andy Downing, Columbus Alive

Expect a career-spanning set from the mind-warping Japanese techno-punks, who recently released Return of 13 Hedgehogs, a compilation album collecting singles the long-running band released from 2000 through 2009.

Expect a career-spanning set from the mind-warping Japanese techno-punks, who recently released Return of 13 Hedgehogs, a compilation album collecting singles the long-running band released from 2000 through 2009.

The noise-rock crew's most recent studio effort, Fetch, from 2013, doesn't fall far askew of these scattered nuggets, building on a dissonant, grinding, and oftentimes chaotic outpouring that can feel a bit like jostling one's way through the crush of rush hour in Tokyo.

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