ballBall Slashers play heavy and fast, sometimes slow, but always noisy. “We play music without worrying about what others think of our music,” says guitarist Joe Ulvi. The group has been tearing up the Twin Ports for three years and includes Pete Biasi on bass, Erik Freitag on drums and lead screamer Jason Watt. The Ball Slashers are inspired by veteran New Jersey punkers Electric Frankenstein and English doom metal giants Electric Wizard. Oh yeah, and slashing exercise balls for sexual gratification also has something to do with it.

9:45pm Mon 5/2 at Barrel Room at Fitger’s Brewhouse