Through the annals of history and the thousands years language took to evolve from primitive grunts to words, and on to different languages, the meaning of the umlaut has remained constant. The pair of dots hovering over a vowel is synonymous with one thing: badass-ness. Heavy metal bad boys Motley Crüe sported the umlaut, as did British rockers Motörhead. And who could forget mock metalheads Spinal Tap co-opting the diacritical symbol, of which lead singer and rhythm guitar player David St. Hubbins famously mused: "It's like a pair of eyes. You're looking at the umlaut, and it's looking at you." Now the umlaut is being repurposed in a different hardcore way: bone-crunching fighting. Brütaal Fight Night at Myth Nightclub has all fight fans need for a good time. There will be a cage, bloodlust, ripped men with high pain tolerance, and seats so close to the action, you'll be able to see the popping veins and bulging eyes. After all these years, the umlaut is clearly still bädäss.
Fri., Sept. 5, 7 p.m., 2008