Snarky Puppy cerebrally satisfying at Ogden Theatre

It's hard to pinpoint a modern act as talented and prolific as the fusion collective Snarky Puppy. This year, the band earned their 2nd Grammy (for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album) and released their eleventh studio effort, "Culcha Vulcha." Armed with their usual arsenal of heavyweight players and cerebral compositions, the ensemble was eager to please a polite sold-out crowd on Tuesday night at the Ogden Theatre.

Napalm Death, Melvins primal at Ogden Theatre

It would be easy to describe Napalm Death’s sound simply – a hint of rhythm behind 12 chainsaws in 12 blenders, for instance, each song blurting a primal scream that clocks in at less than 10 seconds (most of the time).

Foals tear through a landmark set at the Ogden Theatre

When they're in the United States, Foals is America’s boldest and most intense hard-rock band. That said, the “eclectic” indie band actually hails from the United Kingdom, having cut their teeth at the sleepy Abingdon Music Centre in Oxfordshire, England, which also bred Radiohead.