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Bleed the Dream

7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).


Billy Corgan once sang that "the killer in me is the killer in you" — and although Los Angeles' Bleed the Dream sounds nothing like Smashing Pumpkins, it seems to have taken that sentiment to heart. On the new Killer Inside, the nü-screamo quartet may have replaced its frontman, but it fine-tunes the arena-ready anthems explored on its 2005 debut, Built by Blood. In fact, although the title track contains seemingly nonsensical similes such as "stealing cancer from a cigarette," BTD's Used-influenced rock jams are so catchy, you'll be too busy singing along to notice. If you don't believe us, just check out the band's new video for "Closer," which is just as graphic as Grindhouse — and thankfully not nearly as long.