Eight Gigs: Trapped Within Burning Machinery

Thu., Aug. 20, 8 p.m., Starlite Lounge, $8

You may wonder why the new album from Trapped Within Burning Machinery is called The Filth Element. There was that sci-fi movie The Fifth Element, but clearly these sludge-loving dudes who make crushing, anguished doom wouldn't make a concept album about a Luc Besson vehicle, right? Right? Turns out that's exactly what they did. But you don't have to be a fan of the movie—just be ready for some well-crafted extreme music and tasty riffs. They play with local shamanic riffers Battle Hag and prog-grinders Modern Man. 1517 21st Street, www.facebook.com/