Starbird Booking Showcase at Chop Suey (Win Tickets!!!)Posted by Gabriel Arguelles
Lesbian absolutely crush as one of Seattle’s heaviest bands. This doom quartet has a predilection for prog tinges, but that is a welcome change in a genre of music that has been often indicted as being derivative and stale. Stratospheria Cubensis, the band’s latest album, is a brutally heavy slab in five parts. The shortest of these songs, “Poisonous Witchball,” clocks in at eight minutes while the longest, “Black Stygian,” is an almost unrelenting twenty-two and a half minute musical assault.
Grayceon definitely have a more classic metal approach, but also with prog elements. The band is both destructive and elegant in their sound and have a cello player in their lineup.
Fight Amp are probably the most punk and hardcore of the bunch– their sound is discordant, dirty, raw, and heavy. Their current tour has put them on shows with Kylesa, Titus Andronicus, and Floor, bands disparate in sound but united in beard. Fight Amp have a split release with Black Tusk in their discography but would be just as at home on one with The Jesus Lizard.
Bellingham’s Dog Shredder, the best-named band of the bunch, are a noisy, howling, screaming mess of a band. They’ve got a Kiss it Goodbye sound as much as they are influenced by Sonic Youth and it is a thing to behold. They pummel and bludgeon and are nothing if not violent.
Friday night’s show will be a doozy, and I suggest anyone with even the remotest interest in heavy music to stop by each band’s page and then head over to the show.
Want to catch the big Starbird Booking show at Chop Suey for free? The good news is that the folks here at SSG Music have a pair of tickets to give away to a reader and their lucky date. To enter to win, click HERE or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Poverty and war Forever (05/06)” in the subject line and your first and last name in the body. Winners will be chosen and notified by e-mail day of show.