Days of the New is a hard band to classify nowadays. 10 or 15 years ago, it'd have easily sat in the same group as Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. But now that 'alternative/grunge' doesn't seem to be a genre anymore, Days of the New seems, well new. Lead singer Travis Meeks has a powerful and growling voice, which is only amplified by the fact he uses an acoustic guitar to ground the music. He lists Pantera, Guns n Roses, The Doors, and Dead Can Dance as his biggest influences, so it's a wonder he didn't follow in their footsteps and plug his guitar into a pedal or two. Tickets for the show at Culture Room are on sale now through Ticketmaster for $13.