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Once upon a time, MTV played music videos, and a whole generation was introduced to Unsane (playing the Marquis Theater tonight with Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire) through "Scrape," the trio's film tribute to brutal skateboard take downs. Forming in 1988 and taking a short break in the early '00s before reforming in 2003, the aggressive New York band was part of an influential scene -- which also included Helmet and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion -- that brought noise to the forefront as a viable element of rock and roll.
Over the last twenty years, Unsane has released nine studio and live albums on a versatile handful of labels like Matadoor and Relapse, putting out its last effort, Visqueen, on Ipecac Records in 2007. This show is all ages, and tickets are $12. Doors open at 8 p.m. Bands start at 9 p.m.