Music: Caterpillar Tracks/Arms Exploding

Cincinnati is the new Olympia, Wash., this week, as Arms Exploding and Caterpillar Tracks, two politically charged bands with aggressive Post-Punk/Post- Hardcore tendencies, celebrate their 7-inch vinyl releases on local label Phratry Records. They bring

Cincinnati is the new Olympia, Wash., this week, as Arms Exploding and Caterpillar Tracks, two politically charged bands with aggressive Post-Punk/Post- Hardcore tendencies, celebrate their 7-inch vinyl releases on local label Phratry Records. 

Newport’s Southgate House is ground zero for getting your face kicked in (sonically speaking) Friday night. Caterpillar Tracks and Arms Exploding, whose 7-inch is a split, bring their kicking-and-screaming neo-Noise Rock — and a box of freshly pressed vinyl singles — to the Parlor for a 9 p.m. release show and party. Sounding like two bands informed both by grumpy ’90s Kill Rock Stars groups like Unwound and the more-Pop-friendly At the Drive In, Caterpillar Tracks and Arms Exploding make a perfect pair for a split release.

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