Rivet Wins Radio K’s Underage Battle
A traditional thrash-metal band from St. Paul, Rivet, won Radio K’s Battle of the Underage Underground last night at First Avenue. The young, long-haired shredders are straight-ahead “Kill ‘Em All”-style players. There’s nothing ironic or tongue-in-cheek about them, just force and volume. Their guitarist even played his guitar behind his neck during their three-song set in the contest.