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Black Mountain just released the music video for “Licensed to Drive” and it’s one of the most pleasing music videos I’ve seen in a while. The rockers get swooped into a video game and play on a car cruising through the desert, ride a bat and I won’t give much away but punk rock is alive and well. For anyone who knows the Canadian band, they’re a killer mix of punk meets hair metal meets mesmerizing. They’ve just released their latest album, Destroyer (Jagjaguwar) and are playing this Sunday at the Independent. New members include Rachel Fannan (Sleepy Sun), Adam Bulgasem (Dommengang & Soft Kill), Kliph Scurlock (Flaming Lips), Kid Millions (Oneida) and produced by John Congleton (St Vincent, Swans). Yes, bring it.

Black Mountain
The Independent
December 8, 2019
8pm, $20