David Parr’s Cabinet of Curiosities and more goings on 7/9-7/12.
The doom metal I enjoy generally does a fine job whipping up feelings of dread, revulsion, despair, and outrage—and like a good horror movie, it allows you to splash around in darkness without suffering the associated trauma. As cathartic as that can be, though, it misses a huge opportunity by rolling credits before anyone has […]
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When your nonprofit club runs a brew house that your members can use, your summer backyard barbecues are going to have a lot of good beer.
At a Yob show in February he turned the Flat Iron into a white-hot doom-metal blast furnace, and at this year’s Dark Lord Day he made High on Fire’s stampeding barbarian metal sound as overwhelming outside as I’ve ever heard it indoors.
The pleasures of doom—not just Founders’ barrel-aged imperial IPA but also the heaviest metal in the universe.
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Reader writers and friends tackle the year in music from five different directions
Plus: Reader music editor Philip Montoro on Abana Ba Nasery, and Ga’an drummer Seth Sher on Absu, Razor, and Alphonse Mouzon
Cool Kids, tons of festivals, recent reissues, and much more
If it’s heavy and it was recorded in Chicago, there’s a good chance Sanford Parker was at the mixing board.