Corrosion of Conformity 

7 p.m. Monday, June 18. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

Corrosion of Conformity came to prominence in the mid-'80s, making musical history with its early releases Animosity and Technocracy. Alongside peers Suicidal Tendencies, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles and Stormtroopers of Death, COC is credited with giving rise to "crossover," blending hardcore punk and metal on its early releases to create an intense, fast-paced, no-bullshit breed of music. COC has since gone on to see many membership and stylistic changes. But in the summer of 2010 the lineup that brought the world those early releases re-formed, relearned the songs from its seminal albums and even began writing new material, culminating in a critically acclaimed, February-released self-titled album.

Show Up Early: Opening for COC is stoner-metal riff-monster Torche, featuring St. Louis native Andrew Elstner of local rock group Tilts. Show up early and make him feel welcome in his hometown.

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