Count Vesuvius tonight at the 7th Street Entry
They identify on Myspace as "punk," but that's simple modesty speaking. The local four-piece Count Vesuvius is our own little addition into the barrel of syrupy sludge that is the metal world in 2009, and they seem to have borrowed a page from their obvious idol Ozzy Osbourne-- not only is their sound distinctly reminiscent of Black Sabbath in an opium night terror, but, like the Godfather of Metal before them, they have flirted numerous times with retirement, always defying their own declarations of calling it quits to bang out one more stellar show.
18+. 8:00 P.M. $5.00. With Central Division. 7th Street Entry, 701 First Avenue North, Minneapolis; 612.338.8388.