Windhand, Tijuana Goat Ride, Brother Ares
Finally! You guys have no idea how badly we’ve wanted to talk about Windhand, but we just haven’t had the chance. Ever since the promo gods bequeathed us a copy of Windhand’s Relapse Records debut Soma, we’ve been chomping at the bit to hail its praises in print. For serious, Soma has been on repeat at the Scene for months on end, and each listen is more exciting than the last — we’ve been head-banging to this record so much that our chiropractor won’t even talk to us anymore. This Richmond, Va., doom outfit makes epic stoner-rumble that soars into the stratosphere, transcending the genre with sweeping majesty and shocking beauty. Vocalist Dorthia Cottrell’s ethereal singing elevates the band’s monstrous riffage to a level that is simply sublime — think The Melvins meets Mazzy Star — and separates Windhand from the rest of the doom-pack. Plus they’ve got a song called “Woodbine,” which might not actually be a tribute to our favorite neighborhood, but we’ll take it anyway.
Tue, Oct 1 | 8:00 PM
The Owl Farm