Theseus’ parodox: So this
teenage gutter-punk Theseus has a legendary
guitar, one that music plays some insanely bitchin’ heavy-metal and hardcore riffs — seminal stuff people make careers of copying. The only problem is that by now this guitar is like 30-something years old, and year by year, the strings and tuning pegs wear out or malfunction or whatever and even the neck and the body are replaced. After a while, some of the older parts are even put back on. Then, for argument’s sake, let’s say one of the replaced parts allegedly slashes two of the current parts with a hunting knife backstage before a show and then ... what were we talking about again? Point is, the Cro-Mags — currently touring to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their vicious hardcore classic The Age of Quarrel
— have gone through enough lineup changes in the past three decades to merit the inclusion of a band-member timeline on their Wikipedia page
that looks like it’s trying to explain the plot of the movie Primer
, and there’s some, um, spirited
debate about which is the best version. One thing is for certain: that guitar, replacement parts and all, can still make a hell of a lot of racket. $12-$15, 7pm Fri, The Korova, 107 E. Martin St., (210) 226-5070, thekorva.com.