Live: Retox

The furious hardcore-punk sounds of Retox filled the Casbah on Feb. 10, when Whores and Ghetto Blaster opened.

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Retox (singer Justin Pearson, pictured) ushered in the hardcore punk to the Casbah on Feb. 10.
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Whores (lead singer/guitarist Christian Lembach, pictured) helped open the show.
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Ghetto Blaster (frontman Ryan Foxe, pictured) and the Long and Short of It also opened.
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Retox is a noise-meets-punk four-piece with local roots who released their debut album, "Ugly Animals," on Ipecac Recordings in August 2011.
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The band has toured extensively over the past year and released their sophomore album, "YPLL," in 2013.
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The band was founded by Pearson and Gabe Serbian, both of whom had previously performed together in the Locust, Head Wound City and Holy Molar, as well as numerous other bands separately.
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The band is rounded out by two additional members,Thor Dickey and Michael Crain. Serbian was replaced by Brian Evans in 2013.
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Retox just released their third studio album, "Beneath California," this year.
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Nick Zinner (Head Wound City, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) made a guest appearance on the "YPLL" track, "Congratulations, You Are Good Enough."
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The band closed out 2014 with a split EP with Narrows, which features former members of Botch, These Arms Are Snakes and Some Girls.
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The EP was released through Pearson's own Three One G label.
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They released "Beneath California" through Epitaph Records.
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Whores is a noise-rock band based in Atlanta, Georgia.
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The band has released two records through Brutal Panda Records and is known for its "intensely cathartic live shows."
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The band's sound has been described as "a combination of the agitated angst of the Jesus Lizard and the heaviness of the Melvins."
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The band also incorporates sludge metal in its sound.
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The band's first EP was mastered by Harvey Milk drummer Kyle Spence.
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Their sophomore EP was produced by Ryan Boesch, who worked with various acts such as Melvins, Helmet and Foo Fighters.
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Locals Ghetto Blaster opened the show.
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