Thursday, November 17
The Great Goddamn/Love Moon/Praying/PissWand
Start your weekend early on Thursday night and head over to the Substation for a cathartic evening of loud and raw sludge rock. Newcomers PissWand will be making their first live performance, and if the two tracks they have available on their Bandcamp page are any indication, it should be quite a ferocious one. PissWand smashes together the fierce power of hardcore and punk with the brutal heaviness of doom and sludge metal. They’ll be joined by a dynamic duo of Oakland-based sludge punks Love Moon and Praying, both of whom will be bringing substantial riffs. Finally, local banger-makers The Great Goddamn will be wrapping things up with their patented brand of no-holds-barred, stoned out noise-punk. Definitely going to be a great way to blow off some much needed steam, get ready to rage. -Brian Kim
8PM/$13/Substation/645 NW 45th St
Friday, November 18th
Subrosa / Eight Bells / Eye of Nix / Nox Velum
Hailing from Salt Lake City, Subrosa’s haunting blend of doomed folk, sludge, and metal has taken them all over the world on tour the past year. The last time they played Seattle was at Neumos with Cult of Luna, so it will be a treat to see them in the Highline’s more intimate setting. The group recently released a chilling music video for the song “Troubled Cells”, which depicts religious oppression through a black and white short film set in the Mojave Desert. With the current political climate’s intense fervor, the bands message touches close to home for many. Featuring dual electric violins, Subrosa’s somber yet ruthless sound contains dynamics very unique among their peers, and their passionate live show can’t be recommend more.
Portland’s experimental/progressive outfit Eight Bells are another world-class project that has been earning much well-deserved hype recently. Bleak, expansive, and constantly genre-defying, their newest release, Landless, is the first with a revamped lineup, and is sure to land itself on many year-end lists.
Seattle’s operatic, dismal black metal outfit Eye of Nix, and doom revivalists Nox Velum, kick off an evening of pure melancholia. -Dustin Carroll
9pm/21+/$10-$12/Highline/210 Broadway E.