For six years strong This is Now has been blasting out unapologetic, aggressive, hardcore metal songs about such topics as vengeance, blood and smoking a fat one. The raging rhythms are pure therapy for drummer Dan Holmi, guitarists Jeremy Malecki and Garett Schroeder, bassist Jesse Johnson and roaring vocalist Richie Redbeard. The title of the band’s 2013 album might as well be its motto: Go Down Swinging. Rest assured, lyrical punches will not be pulled.

6:30pm Wed 5/4 at Beaner’s Central