Best Bets: Hardcore/sludge metal show and Cine’ Mexico 2013


Skrappy’s hosting punk show

North, Old Wounds, Vices and Territory will perform on March 21 at 7 p.m. at Skrappy’s, 191 E. Toole Ave.

North, Tucson natives, play a mesmerizing blend of sludge metal and post-rock, a combination that conjures an attention-grabbing, hardened atmosphere. North released their third full-length album, “The Great Silence,” last year and can be heard at

Old Wounds come all the way from New Jersey, bringing with them the metalcore apocalypse. Their addictively aggressive album, “From Where We Came is Where We’ll Rest,” was one of the freshest examples of its genre last year.

Vices, from Jacksonville, Fla., plays a moody brand of bluesy hardcore punk, a melodic sound with drenched in world weariness. Vices’ discography, including the knuckle-throwing “Demo 2013,” can be heard at

Territory, also from Tucson, play hardcore of the highest, unholiest caliber. Their crushing 2012 album, “Sic Semper Tyrannis,” and their entire catalogue, can be heard at

This show is certain to be among the best Tucson will offer this year. Come out, rage and support these hard working artists and your local scene.

For further information, visit

Cine Mexico 2013 at UA

The Cine Mexico 2013 film festival will continue through March 24.

An award-winning Mexican documentary, “Tierra Brillante” (“Brilliant Soil”), will have its Arizona premiere March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18, 5455 S. Calle Santa Cruz.

Producers Omar Foglio and Paola Rodríguez will be on hand to introduce the documentary, which was named best film at the International Festival of Indigenous Film and Video in 2011.

The documentary explores the issue of toxic lead used by thousands of Mexican artisans in their glazed pottery.

A wide variety of other films will be shown at venues throughout Tucson.

For details on the films, venues and tickets, visit

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