Some people like to hear softly plucked guitar strings, the tuned cadence of a singer's voice and the belly-deep lyricism of a bass guitar.
For those who like their jams a little harder, there's the Blackcloud CD Release Party, going down at 8:30 p.m. at The Crux, 1022 Main St. Admission is $5, or for $8, you can get your hands on a ticket and a copy of the band's new CD.
If you're not familiar with Blackcloud's brand of hardcore, that's easy to remedy. It takes mere minutes of listening to get the gist. A thunderous mash of guitars and drums swirl in the background, while vocalist Thomas Wilson barks charred lyrics.
Opening are Smuts, Camp Life and Ditch Tiger.