Heart-Set Self-Destruct is headlining the July 28 Badass Bash coming to TRAC in Pasco.
The band has become a staple in the Chicago hard rock scene, and some alternative music critics say that's because the group's melodic vocals have a splash of punk and metal influences.
Lead singer Dave Nar-uszewicz told the Herald via email that the band's sound is a combination of "intense, melodic and heavy hard rock straight out of Chicago."
He also likes that music critics describe his vocals as having those elements of punk and metal because it's the music he grew up with.
"In my opinion, that about sums it up," he said. "There's an edginess in that statement and I take it as a compliment."
But you can judge that style for yourself by attending the concert that also features the bands Filter, Saliva, Anew Revolution as well as Heart-Set Self-Destruct -- or HSSD, as band members refer to themselves on their website.
Showtime is 7 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door. It's open to all ages, but there will be a beer garden on site for the 21 and older crowd.
HSSD formed in 2005 and includes Naruszewicz, who also plays guitar, Chris Rogers on guitar, Dan Concannon on bass and Steve Bitte on drums.
Their first album, Victims, was released in 2007 and drew a Midwest following. That early success led to an invitation to join Vans Warped Tour in 2008.
Heart-Set Self-Destruct remains a popular act at nightclubs around Chicago, but the foursome is making its first sweep through the Northwest.
Last year, HSSD released its second album, Victims Like Me. A single off that album, Monster, has been making noise on national radio.
Tickets to the Tri-City show are available at the TRAC box office, off Interstate 182 at Road 68.
*Dori O'Neal: 509-582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org