Eight Gigs: Yidhra
Thu., Jan. 7, 8 p.m., Starlite Lounge, $7
Those who’ve been patiently following the slow rise of Los Angeles’ Yidhra already know this quartet delivers a heady brew of obnoxious guitar riffs at a pace reserved for the incapacitated. And while their new Cult Of Bathory EP doesn’t drop until early next year, the band has some great pre-order bundles available for the vinyl freaks. Fans of Corrosion of Conformity, Trouble and Saint Vitus will appreciate tracks like “Reign Of Terror” and the eight-minute epic “Iron Mountain.” Opening the show are the Bay Area’s Tvsk and local post-metal outfit Decade of Statues. 1517 21st Street, http://yidhra.bandcamp.com.