When: Mon., Feb. 16, 9 p.m. 2015
The secret cabal of harsh noise is milling about a subterranean chamber right now, relishing in mutual masochism as an artist conjures assaultive scree from busted machinery and mic’ed scraps of metal for a paying audience. It’s a familiar scene in the Bay Area if you know where to look, and there’s an international community committed to the clamor. Occasionally, this scenario occurs aboveground, or even on the second story of a neighborhood bar, as it will this Monday. That’s when Koufar, Summons, and Lagrimas are slated to perform at The Night Light (311 Broadway, Oakland) for an evening of power electronics, in which a folding table of doodads are retooled as sonic weaponry in the service of aural terrorism. Punishment is guaranteed for a mere $8. It’s a club show, but don’t think the cabal is surrendering to the light — there’s a secret headliner.