The night's biggest show features Chicago instrumental metal paragons Pelican headlining an impressive bill that also includes Black Cobra, Disappearer and Brainbow. If you thought my preview gave them a hard time, consider the band's recent takedown in The Village Voice. Fans have absolutely skewered the Voice and writer Stewart Voegtlin for the piece. Funny, for some reason I feel sympathy for the dude.

That said, tonight's show should be pretty punishing. It begins with Brainbow at 9:30 p.m. sharp at The Summit, 2210 Summit St. Tickets cost $13 at the door.