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Under the Radar: Cryptodira, Trees on Mars, Johnny Booth

Tonight at New Brookland Tavern
By Michael Spawn
Thursday, July 31, 2014 |

The local prog-rockers in Trees on Mars take their craft seriously, delivering tangled instrumentals that lean confidently on familiar genre tropes. Long Island-based tourmates Johnny Booth and Cryptodira explore their own progressive impulses through robust metal aggression. But while Cryptodira’s hefty riffs writhe with abandon, Johnny Booth’s melodic complexities merely add a subtle undercurrent to the group’s otherwise savage pummeling.

New Brookland Tavern: 7 p.m., $5; 791-4413,

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