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Black Acid Devil, December 2 at the hi-dive

What do you do if you're from Boulder and you don't entirely buy into the town's clean, wholesome image — or you're just someone who prefers some real edge to the music you make instead of mellowing out, brah? If you're a member of Black Acid Devil (due at the hi-dive on Thursday, December 2), you make music that's as biting and menacing as the name suggests. Even though the doom- and stoner-rock wave has already crested, this band manges to avoid sounding played out and tired, thanks to the conviction that it pours into every note.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.