Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Deftones/Mastodon show, this would have been easily the heaviest pairing I saw all year, and certainly the most throwback. Both bands are firmly entrenched in the late 60's to early 70's, though they take different approaches. The Black Angels go for the psychedelic, while Black Mountain can be the best Black Sabbath emulators around.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Outside Lands, I never got to see a proper Built to Spill show on their tour for There is No Enemy, their excellent album from last year. Luckily, Doug Martsch brought his group of dad-looking indie gods back to LA in October, and it was a typically great set.
they were in May), cut back on the silly Canadian banter, and "Albatross" in particular blew my head off. Literally. You can click through for the set list, or you can go about your business.
at the Greek, off in the top row of the wings of the theatre, a place where sound goes to be distorted by the wind. My tickets for the Shrine were nosebleeders as well, so I was worried about a repeat performance. However, the band delivered a set that made me forget just how far away they were.