Thursday is a band that has always had an appetite for the ambitious. The 12-year-old New Brunswick, N.J., Post-Hardcore sextet has gracefully ascended from packing basements and bars to headlining Bogart’s this week as part of the formidable Taste of Chaos Tour.
While the sextet's music oeuvre relies on intense shouting and a volatile clamor of guitars, they have proudly championed creativity and analysis. Their songs paint vivid portraits of subjects like life-changing automobile accidents (“Understanding in a Car Crash”), grisly hate crimes (“M. Shepard”) and the world crumbling in the chaos of Armageddon (“Paris in Flames”). Common Existence, the band's latest full-length released this month on their new label, Epitaph Records, is appropriately just as daring.
They play at 5 p.m. with Four Year Strong, Bring Me the Horizon, Pierce the Veil and Cancer Bats at Bogart's. Get Sound Advice here.