Local art-metal trio Nothing More comes by its angst honestly. It only takes one listen to the tormented childhood anthem “Fat Kid,” with its steal-your-girlfriend promises of adult vengeance, to realize these dudes need a magazine rack, ’cause they’ve got some issues.

That feeling is magnified by the locomotive assault of “Salem,” a track that features demented “burn the witch” shouts balanced by impressively rich, intricately arranged harmonies.

The group — which earned some national attention by winning the 2007 Warped Tour battle of the bands contest — will be celebrating the birth of its dark new opus, The Few Not Fleeting, with a CD-release show on Saturday, February 21, at Scout Bar ( They’ll be joined by the Last Place You Look, Meriwether, and the Vinyl Affair. The gig comes in the middle of a busy weekend for Nothing More, sandwiched between a Friday Jalapeño Festival show in Laredo and a Sunday performance in Baytown. Showtime at Scout Bar is 8 p.m., and cover is $10.

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