When: Wed., April 26, 8 p.m.
Beware of Darkness, a Los Angeles-based alternative outfit, have a message for you: “I want the world to know / I want you to know / That I have changed.” So goes the pre-chorus from “Muthafucka,” the heavy, glammed-out opening track on their latest album, Are You Real? Front man Kyle Nicolaides sings of his newfound lease on life after teetering on the edge of sanity following the success of the band’s first album, Orthodox. Are You Real? is full of razor-wire guitar riffs, hot-tempered lyrics and psychedelic undertones. Beware of Darkness play on Wednesday, April 26, at the Higher Ground Showcase lounge in South Burlington, co-headlining with Bleeker.