Monday, June 23, 2008

Saviours @ Glasgow

I'm back in Oakland for a few weeks, so what better way to celebrate my return than a set from one of the town's favorites. This is a Saviours show recorded March 29, 2008 in Glasgow, Scotland. Thanks to the original uploader.

The setlist:

-Circle Of Servant Bodies
-Into Abaddon
-Cavern Of Mind
-Narcotic Sea
-Raging Embers

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Top of the World

I know this is not a sports blog, but these are some of the photos that go along with the sweet sweet music running through my head tonight.

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Sword @ Roadburn 2007

I was really looking forward to the new album by The Sword, considering the promise they showed with their first release. However, I found the new one to be a bit underwhelming. I feel kind of bad, like I'm missing the point or something. People I was running into at shows and while in town were pretty psyched. I wasn't. So I decided to take a few more listens and write it up for the North Coast Journal. Can't say I changed my mind. You can read why here.

I was then trying to figure out what music I was going to upload next and found some live Sword stuff I never listened to, including their set from Roadburn 2007, which includes tracks from both of their albums, and has singer JD Cronise belting out a more Danzig-like bellow than I've heard on the studio stuff. If you're already a fan, you'll want to hear it. It's a soundboard recording so don't hesitate.

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Shows Behind the Curtain II

I'll be back in the East Bay for some summer school teaching for a few weeks, but that doesn't mean there isn't some good stuff going on in Arcata...

June 13th Jambalaya - Wayne "The Train" Hancock w/ Side Iron $15
June 24th Alibi - The Braille Tapes (experimental rock from Bellingham) w/TBA 10:30pm 21+
July 16th Alibi - Helms Alee (new Hydra Head signing) w/TBA 10:30pm 21+
July 30th Big Pete's Pizzeria - Buffalo Killers w/TBA all ages
August 2nd Alibi - Veinias (black metal) w/TBA 10:30pm 21+

Remember Harkonen? One of the dudes is in the aforementioned Helms Alee...

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Earthless @ Roadburn 2008

I'm still holding out hope that Earthless is playing in the Bay Area this June or July while I'm down there doing my summer school teaching thing, but persistent rumors seem to indicate that they'll be touring with Graveyard some time in the late summer or early fall. Hopefully gas prices will cooperate and make it possible for me to make a later trek. Wishful thinking, right?

If you have never seen these guys live, I do sympathize, for rarely does a band mesmerize and captivate an audience as thoroughly as Earthless. Set lengths, at least each time I've seen them, usually run between 40 and 60 or so minutes. What's amazing about this set, taken from last month's big Roadburn festival in Holland, is that it clocks in at about 90 minutes! If you are even remotely into Earthless, you need to download this. The sound is almost perfect and the set absolutely rips.

I thought about doing some editing and breaking the set into separate tracks, but I resisted temptation, figuring that the Earthless experience would be lessened by such technological intrusions. Plus, if you don't have the time to sit and listen to their set straight through, you probably shouldn't be listening to Earthless. Nuff said. Enjoy.

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