Fox Theater, Oakland
Nov. 17, 2012
A Neurosis concert is always an event, as auspicious an occasion as a visit from a religious or political leader. By retiring from the road without ever disbanding, the band has generated a massive amount of enthusiasm for annual visits that are consistently apocalyptic, soul-crushing affairs. Tonight the band is playing its hometown of Oakland, at the regal Fox Theater, and it's sweetened an already sugary pot by inviting Canadian sci-fi prog metal veterans Voivod for an equally rare stateside appearance. The added bonus of Eugene, Ore.'s indomitable YOB opening the proceedings sends this bill into once-in-a-lifetime territory, causing fans from around the world to sigh and moan for months online about what lucky ducks we are here in the Bay.