White Lung

Aug. 6
8 p.m.
Indie Rock, Rock

Vancouver punks White Lung first emerged with hardcore rippers in the tradition of ’80s bands like Black Flag. But that was merely the embryonic phase of a group that have shown continued evolution in their songwriting without relinquishing their initial fury. With the band’s penchant for sub-two-minute songs, you can listen to all four of their albums in an hour and a half. That’s not to say their onslaught — made up of Mish Barber-Way’s vocals, Kenneth William’s blazing guitar assault, and a rhythm section bolstered by Anne-Marie Vassilou’s drumming — is without color or big choruses. White Lung have taken noticeable steps forward with their last two albums, which is due in part to Barber-Way’s increased confidence as a singer. 2014’s Deep Fantasy became their most acclaimed album yet upon its release. And with this year’s Paradise, they stepped things up again, whether via grungy stompers (“Hungry”) or affecting power balladry (“Below”). With Greys.