9:00 PM / $10 cover / 21 and up
It's been nearly three years since Canadian quintet Black Mountain's eponymous debut ("a modern heavy psych masterpiece", according to Mojo magazine), and nearly two years since their last North American tour. In the subsequent years the band has grown in scope and scale, refining their sound while blowing it out to massive heights, so it's no surprise that the advance word on the new album "In the Future" from the UK and US press has been glowing. Here's a sample of what folks are saying: WORD magazine -- "…heady, heavy and brilliantly executed: stoner rock for the masses." Mojo (lead review by Jon Savage, 4 stars) -- "…an ambitious state-of-the world address that delivers on an emotional and visceral level." This is a don't-miss show. Also playing are Birds Of Avalon, who skillfully channel elements of a time in Rock since past with a unique psychedelic-meets-progressive sound. Founded by ex-members of Cherry Valence, the band “can tear it up in a three-minute barn-burner or lure you into an extended psychedelic journey, wandering schizophrenically like a Brian May guitar solo,” says Jens Lekman of Cincinnati City Beat. Nordic Nomadic is a new solo project from Chad Cross, of Toronto's Deadly Snakes and Quest for Fire.
Added by aaronetc on January 23, 2008