FRIDAY 1/10. White Water Tavern. $10.
From a fellow heavy music scene in Savannah, Ga. — maybe best known for having exported a heavy, mathy quartet named Baroness — comes Black Tusk with a gut punch of a sound. This one’s a pretty straightforward yay or nay; if you hear the first 15 seconds of the track “Closed Eye” and think that’s the sort of sound you want to be physically near, this show will be a ceiling-rattling thrill, with all the urgency of hardcore punk and all the swampy despair of Southern doom metal.