Thursday: Dead Air, Author & Punisher, Muscle and Marrow, Nahja Mora

Nov. 5

Terence Hannum, who spins old horror soundtracks under the name Dead Air, knows dread. There is his metal band Locrian, whose latest, "Infinite Dissolution" (named Best Metal in this year's Best of Baltimore), was all about how humanity is speeding toward extinction and how we really can't fully comprehend that; his rumbling, drone-based solo work under his own name; his eerie synth trio The Holy Circle with his wife, Erica Burgner-Hannum, and social-media theorist, Nathan Jurgenson; and his visual art, which involves dead media such as cassette tape placed on a canvas and then removed, leaving only remnants of magnetic tape, recalling decay. What I'm saying is, don't expect plain and simple spooky music here (and don't even worry that this is a few days after Halloween; in a way that makes it even more bizarre and off) but a well-curated collection of electronic moans, screeching strings, and more from horror flicks of the ’70s and ’80s and a few more recent movies that uphold that tradition. Also on the bill, one-man doom-industrial group Author & Punisher, Muscle and Marrow, and Nahja Mora. 8 p.m., Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St., (410) 244-0899,, $12. (Brandon Soderberg)

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