Just got back from Baltimore, and boy, are my eardrums tired! Over three days of an expertly curated (mostly) heavy music lineup, I took over 550 pictures of almost 20 bands.
Who knew that Elder had a posse? Their first Toronto appearance pretty much packed the Velvet Underground for a late-night gig on Saturday.
Who wants to spend Thanksgiving with your folks when you can spend it with Truckfighters?
It was great to see Pallbearer back in Toronto–and as a four-piece this time.
With up to seven people on stage at a time, you could practically still hear every nuance of every instrument–and they had an awesome light show, to boot!
Have I already mentioned that the Danforth Music Hall provides a far superior sonic experience to the Opera House? I’ve seen Neurosis at the latter venue a couple times now, but this show blew those other two away.
At this point, I’ve probably seen Weedeater more times than Dixie’s got toes, but they keep me coming back for more.
I first caught Conan last year on their Revengeance tour, and in terms of sheer volume, they are one of the loudest bar bands I’ve ever seen.
Both Satan’s Satyrs and Windhand hail from Virginia, and would certainly appeal to a doom-minded audience, but there are very few sonic similarities between them.
Aside from the bands, the most memorable thing about the Silver Dollar was that it used to serve four-dollar pints of Buzz Beer…although this is no longer the case. But when it comes to bands, the act that I most associate with this venue is Blood Ceremony.