By CORY SKLAR
Sir Richard Bishop
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
Better than: Dropping out of life with bong in hand.
There was no way local stoner-doom heroes OM were going to sell out at The Independent, right? Wrong. I arrived to frenzied crowd of stoned people begging, pleading, a ... More >>
Our year-end listmaking continues with a look at the heavier side of things. Featuring venerable greats as well as brand-new bands -- and even some freaks in heavy costume -- here are our picks for the 10 best local metal albums of 2012:
High on Fire
De Vermis Mysteriis
Convoluted as the prem ... More >>
By ALEE KARIM
Kowloon Walled City
June 5th, 2012
The Fox Theatre
Better than: The rest. And rest. Thankfully.
The San Jose-based metal band Sleep is part of a pre-Internet coterie of bands that gained an astonishing reputation in their absence. For every Soundgarden reuniting to cash ... More >>
Om OmLichensBarn OwlDecember 16, 2010@ The IndependentBetter than: Any other situation involving lichens, barn owls, and sacred syllables.It was dark at the Independent last night. The performers sent forth their communal hypnoses in low light, the audience swayed along in relative blackness, and ... More >>