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MUSIC the metal scene was predominantly death metal and a little bit of black metal,” he says, citing the enduring grindcore influ-ence of Anal Blast in the early 2000s. “But we have a lot of great, unique bands of all different styles now.” DeFoe was asked to join the show by Root prior to his death, but he couldn’t make the overnight commitment at the time. He still shows up sporadically, but he’s renewed his commitment out of respect for his late friend and the open-door policy that allowed the young metal enthusiast to find a place on the Root . “Earl was a community guy, and he always had his friends come up,” DeFoe says, noting that, despite the sudden boom, the scene still hasn’t recovered from the losses of Root and Decker. “We’re just try-ing to engage with people more, because we want to stay true to the roots of the show itself.” While purists may bemoan the new, family-style format for the Root of All Evil , there’s no doubt that the new suite of volunteers are doing all they can to stay true to Root’s original vision. The show not only welcomes in local bands like Mastiff for performances and inter-views — something Root always wanted but never had the resources for — but they now also host heavy metal trivia at Minneapolis’ Eastlake Craft Brewery on Mondays. They know that add-ons like this can’t replace Earl Root, but the Root crew always has the show’s founder in mind. “We’ve done everything we can do to keep the show alive and make it grow,” Allen says. “I think Earl would be proud of that. If he’s out there looking down on us, I think he’d be smiling.” ç BUNKERS MU SIC BA R & GRIL L &#0a; &#1a;&#1c;
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In 2007, Andrew Broder’s electro project Fog released the astounding Ditherer. That LP, which scored critical love from BBC, Village Voice, and Filter for its whirring bedroom noise, was the group’s last before breaking up in 2008. In the eight intervening years, Broder focused on his rock band, the Cloak Ox. But that all changed on April 29 when Fog returned with the severely under-hyped For Good on Totally Gross National Product. The record is led by the almost confrontationally artistic “Trying,” which comes in fits of groans and synthesizers. Who knows what the future holds for Broder or Fog — could the album’s title signal a permanent farewell? Don’t take any chances; Saturday’s release show with Greg Grease and Psymun is not to be missed. 18+. $12-$15. 8 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-338-8388. — JERARD FAGERBERG

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