August 5. Albany sludge metal titans Hush are not for the timid of tympanic membrane. Even in small venues, the quintet, which kicks off this month by crushing the Anchor atop a four-band bill, has been known to perform utilizing a solid, stage-to-ceiling wall of mismatched, high-output amplifiers—actual fully functioning amplifiers, not the empty, false-front cabinets that form the so-called backlines at arena rock shows. No surprise the band claim "the end of the world" as their only musical influence on their Facebook page. With God Root, Hellkeeper, and Sunrot. (The Rough Shapes rock August 4; the Jonny Monster Band jams August 18.) 9pm. $6. Kingston. (845) 853-8124. Theanchorkingston.com.