The name Babymetal is a wildly appropriate moniker for hardcore headbanger darlings Suzuka Nakamoto and Moa Kikuchi. And no lie, there's a huge dousing of novelty in this act: It's a candy-coated death-metal intense enough to land them a gig opening for Metallica, yet lightly sweetened enough to be deemed catchy and uptempo Japanese pop-punk. And it's worked so far -- Babymetal just landed their first US tour, rocketeering them up into BTS and BLACKPINK territory as rising Asia acts garnering major intercontinental appeal.

Babymetal
The Warfield
October 4
8pm, $52

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