doom/stoner Archive

30 Days Out, November 2023 #2: Mannheim Steamroller, Shake ‘em on Down Fest, Sunn O))), Amanda Anne Platt

Blues, blues-rock, doomstonersludge and a heapin’ helpin’ of holiday cheer are on the slate for the coming 30 days in Asheville. Off we go! Artist: Mannheim Steamroller Venue: Harrah’s Cherokee […]

30 Days Out, June 2023 #1: Knifeplay, Bnny, The Discs, Yob

We’re all over the place with this edition of 30DO. There’s excellent local-based new (old) wave, as well as touring blues, hard rock and harder rock. Grab some ear protection […]

30 Days Out, March 2023 #1: Stews, Beths, Martin Sexton, Bask

There’s lots going on musically in and around Asheville in the next 30 days. Here are some highlights. Artist: The Stews Venue: Salvage Station Date: Friday, March 3, 8 p.m. […]

Album Review: Jupiter Cyclops – Prophets, Prospectors & Madmen

This swaggering Phoenix metal outfit swings for the fences on its debut release. With guitar pyrotechnics woven into a band aesthetic that focuses on ensemble playing, Jupiter cyclops delivers the […]

30 Days Out, November 2021 #1: The Record Company, Cloak, Carolina Waltz, Squirrel Nut Zippers

The warm weather has left us, taking with it the opportunity for outdoor shows. It remains to be seen how the remaining vestiges of the pandemic will affect the live […]

Retired Fire Eater Seeks Doom/stoner Metal Band: Slow Machine, the Craigslist Quintet

An edited version of this feature appeared previously in SF Weekly. How does a new band – combining a Portuguese-speaking former fire eater and an instrumental quartet that plays stoner […]

Album Review: Dungeon Weed — Mind Palace of the Mushroom God

With their debut album Mind Palace of the Mushroom God, Oakland sludge rockers Dungeon Weed have carved out a niche of their own. Many stoner rock outfits lean toward a […]

Album Review: Death Nebula — Ghost of Cassiopeia

If one were to make some sweeping generalizations about doom metal, first among those might be that the artists making it build a sound around a core of guitar/bass/drums, and […]

Carry That Weight: The Heavy Mountain Festival

For many years, Asheville, N.C. has been an important part of the thriving folk/roots music scene. But in recent years the city has also become an incubator for many other […]

Album Mini-review: Sunn O))) – Kannon

File next to: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Earth, Glenn Branca It’s easy to dismiss the pummeling, sludgy, drone-rock of Sunn O))) as noise; even fans of the group might happily […]