A Place to Bury Strangers brutally batters instruments and eardrums at their concerts. At the Music Hall of Williamsburg, guitarist/vocalist Oliver Ackermann violently destroyed his guitar within the first 10 minutes of the performance, repeatedly throwing it high into the air and deliberately not attempting to catch it before it smashed into pieces against the stage floor; later guitars also suffered his unmerciful abuse. Bassist John Fedowitz and drummer Sandra Fedowitz were equally aggressive in the manner in which they played their instruments. They played fast, hard-pounding rhythms while Ackermann experimented with whatever ear-piercing sounds he could draw from his guitars, amplifiers, and distortion devices. That is only the start of the A Place to Bury Strangers concert experience.