Monday, February 11, 2008

It List: Monday

Dead Meadow/Black Mountain/Blood on the Wall (Granada): Dead Meadow is one of those bands that you probably either love or hate, depending on how much pot you smoke. Of course, an affection for Sabbath, Blue Cheer and stoner rock goes a long way towards pushing you to the former, as Dead Meadow has presented a fairly consistent discography of the aforementioned sounds over the past several years. Their live shows ( I've somehow managed to see several over the years) are a bit hit or miss in my experience, and you often get both in the same set. The molasses slow blues based sludge can often be powerful and compelling, but long songs and longer solos often seem to creep into their sets, making patience a necessary virture for the second half of the show. All that being said, the band has become somewhat iconic over the years in certain circles, and if you're into this kind of guitar based psyche rock, you probably can't go wrong with these dudes, dude. Black Mountain could perhaps be described in a similar manner, but they're noticeably more accessible to the general public, focusing on more pop and even folk-tinged psyche oriented material while perhaps trimming down some of the fat the DM indulges in at times (check "Tyrants" on their Myspace for a little taste of this). And they really seem to like Zep, too. I'm personally a bigger fan of BM side project Pink Mountaintops than I am of Black Mountain itself, but I hear a pretty decent live experience here. And finally, Blood on the Wall have been compared to grunge influenced, early DGC era Sonic Youth, and I guess I can see that. It's also by far the worst era of Sonic Youth, ps. In fact, I think I'd rather listen to BOW's first record than Dirty. Don't reject me.

Also, Cool out at the Cavern. Cool Out dudes have a little treat for you that we'll be posting a little later as well.

26 Comments:

Anonymous shane said...

when chief played with them last time they were here, they said we were "too heavy."

lame!!

4:35 PM  
Anonymous lame says to shane said...

go post it on your blog.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous damn gina said...

Yeah, Chief.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

savelaketomato

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thetomatoburntdown

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

butthelakeroseinitsaftermath

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black Mountain!!!!!!! WooooHoooo!!!!

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Black Mountain open up for the Mountain Goats. Black Mountain was....s oo. . ... boring.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's a novel idea: like what YOU like, not what the sheople like.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like chicken parmesan

9:46 PM  
Anonymous I like... said...

...sheople,power to the sheople,baby sheople with mint jelly,YUM!

9:48 PM  
Anonymous the burger king said...

i got a chicken parmesan sandwich from arby's for lunch! shit was good!

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

son of a brisket... my ancestors spit on your haircut!!!
or at least floppers w/crayons...

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck yeah arbys. black mountain kind of sucked, they had no energy. dead meadow ruled on the other hand.

2:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, actually black mountain kind of ruled

10:14 AM  
Anonymous chriso))) said...

LAKE TOMATO WILL NOT SAVE ITSELF

IT CAN NOT

SOMEONE BUILD A WEATHER MACHINE

ITS FOR THE CHILDREN

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Fred said...

The show last night was really fucking rad. every act really impressed me, and of the 4 times I've seen dead meadow, this was by far their finest show.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous yooo. said...

sober and select @ house of blues next monday as well as last night.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Clint said...

Black Mountain was awesome. Dead Meadow was okay, I left before they finished.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous no one? said...

no one saw blood on the walls?

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only counted two tie-dyed t-shirts and one pair of fringe moccasin boots last night. Low hesh dog turnout.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Clint said...

I didn't get out of class in time to see Blood on the Walls. Were they good?

5:47 PM  
Anonymous youf vs. fascism said...

another can of worms?

And my brisket Burns!

And I VOTE BARAK!

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Tom Hendricks (Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar) said...

bands are last century - time for something that is not safe and sanitized - Post Bands Music

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STONER ROCK FOR THE SWEATER CLAD.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blood on the walls were pretty samey.

10:01 PM  

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