Post by badchoices on May 15, 2014 11:21:39 GMT -5
Made it to the Narwhal last night. Yesterday was a full day of drinking capped off with a full night of loud music. He Whose Ox Is Gored, Bell Witch, Theories and Black Breath were all really good. He Whose Ox Is Gored is a four piece. The vocals are shared by the guitar player and the lady on the synths. They have sort of a post apocalyptic soundscape vibe going on. Bell Witch is a drummer and bass player that hit the low frequencies hard. They rattled my chest and had me thinking of Earth/Sleep at times during their set. The vocals from the drummer were deep growls, couldn't tell you what he was saying. Trippy set. Theories was fucking rad. I am pretty sure they have the same drummer that Great Falls does. They play a blend of instrumental tripped out jam sessions and relentless thrash metal. Their vocalist was on the floor just losing his shit in the crowd. After a few songs the crowd got into it as well.
Nick came out for Black Breath. It was cool getting a chance to kick it. Thanks for the beer dude! At that time I am not so sure I needed another haha. Black Breath are such pros. They sounded amazing in that venue. I stayed back and just took it all in. Didn't feel like raging in the pit. I guess their drummer was in a horrible accident and this was the first show since he recovered. Their singer has to be one of the best headbangers out there. I look forward to checking out other shows at Narwhal. Cool place.
Last Edit: May 15, 2014 12:49:52 GMT -5 by badchoices
Post by badchoices on May 13, 2014 16:37:29 GMT -5
Yeah, that album is their best by far. Did you ever get around to listening to Bear In Heaven - I love you, it's cool? I remember around the last time we were discussing Yeasayer on the board I was listening to that album a lot. Curious what you thought of it.
Post by badchoices on May 12, 2014 10:18:05 GMT -5
I went to see Danny Brown on Saturday at the Showbox Market. Didn't realize it was an all ages show before we got there. I love that venue but it sucks for all ages. No way in hell that you can get up close unless you get there early and do not want to have any alcohol. This is the third time that I have seen Danny Brown and it was the first time not in a festival setting. My expectations were lofty because he was great at Sasquatch and CHBP. You know what though? Fucking hype men. He never had them at the festival shows but he had anywhere between 2-5 on stage with him on Saturday. So dumb, I just want to hear Danny Brown not his bros. The crowd was vibin' pretty tough in there so that was fun but I just can't get over how annoying those guys are on stage. It was my least favorite of the three Danny Brown shows I have seen despite it being in one of my favorite venues. Still had a fun time...just being critical.
Post by badchoices on May 12, 2014 10:12:51 GMT -5
I don't know if I can swing it but on Wednesday Black Breath, Theories and He Whos Ox Is Gored are playing at Narwhal. That is the little bar on the bottom floor of Unicorn in Capitol Hill. Black Breath seems huge to be playing there. I am going to the day game for the M's earlier on so I am debating on staying down there for the show. I just don't know if I have the energy for a work night show this week though. If you live on the hill and want to see some awesome heavy music that is the show for you.