1047 Bardstown Road
$8; 9 p.m.
The old-school era of hardcore punk couldn’t contain the aggression of Negative Approach for long. Spawned by the incentive of Black Flag and the Necros, their three years together left behind a handful of brief, adverse punk songs and 1983’s Tied Down, their only full-length LP as the classic lineup. Frontman John Brannon eventually formed Laughing Hyenas and has reunited with drummer Opie Moore to perform with a revived Negative Approach. The tension hasn’t changed since, so this Thursday at Cahoots will prove to be memorable, and perhaps nostalgic for some. Black God and Damaged Goods will provide a slice of Louisville’s own hardcore, and a dose of old-school power metal from Holy Grail will complete this night you shouldn’t skip (or John Brannon will come scare your children). —Lara Kinne