I think they are a bit more mature than on Gods of the Earth, but they are certainly leaning in a more accessible direction which some may find boring. I really dont enjoy being yelled at, so I like it.
That is what I would expect, considering it's called the Black Diamond Skye tour or whatever it is. When I saw them here back in May they played it, and then encored with like 8 older tracks. It was awesome. Considering they are the first opening band I doubt you would get any old stuff.
I think if I had gotten into mastodon because of that album I might feel the same way. I think it's great, and i think the live show is phenomenal. But i've been a fan since Remission, I think Leviathan is still their masterpiece, and i've seen them play so many great shows with the older material that it's not that i don't like CTS live but more that I'm sad i'm missing all these other great songs.
last.fm 8/7/16 - Sufjan Stevens @ Hollywood Bowl // 8/8/16 - Radiohead @ Shrine // 8/8/16 - Boris @ Regent
9/14/16 - Wilco @ Theatre at Ace Hotel // 9/18/16 - Kraftwerk @ Hollywood Bowl
I think the tour name is nothing more than a portmanteau word and would surprised if it denotes another Crack The Skye set, but if Mastodon is only on for an hour it's plausible. Hopefully that's not the case, I'd like to hear more Leviathan if anything.
Here are some song previews. This thing is going to fucking rule.
I like his voice. Reminds me very slightly of Ozzy back in the day, just not cheesy.
Thanks a ton for this post. The only tracks I'd heard so far from the upcoming were Tres Brujas and Arrows in the Dark. I've caught these guys 4 times since 06 and they kill it live every single time. Luckily, they tend to play DC quite a bit. They have a couple nice preorder packages at www.swordofdoom.com. The vinyl package comes with a limited run purple LP with the first 500 signed. Nice collectors item.
10/01: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/02: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/03: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
10/04: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/06: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/12: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/13: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
10/14: Roanoke, VA @ Martin's Downtown
10/15: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
10/16: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/17: Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
10/19: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues - Cleveland
10/20: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/21: Huntington, WV @ V Club
10/23: Chicago, IL @ Metro
Fuck ACL. On the other main stage, ON THE SAME FUCKING DAY the order goes Black Keys, Spoon, The Strokes. Why the fuck were they put on a secondary stage before a shit band? They couldn't have been worked into a similar time slot on the same day on the better stage? Either way the schedule can still work out to be The Black Keys -> The Sword -> Spoon -> The Strokes, full sets too. This will probably be the only day I attend if I'm not in SF for Strictly Bluegrass.
Has anyone heard Master Musicians Of Bukkake? It's a drone super group made up of some dudes from Sunn O))) and other dudes from Earth. Kinda sounds like a mixture of both, but a bit more psychedelic. If you like drone check them out.
High On Fire is going on tour again, but for some reason playing the wrong venue here
(# = features support from Torche, Kylesa)
(% = features support from Kylesa)
September 29 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall #
September 30 Pomona, CA Glasshouse #
October 1 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theatre #
October 2 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad #
October 3 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater #
October 5 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre #
October 6 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom #
October 8 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company #
October 9 Urbana, IL Canopy Club #
October 10 Chicago, IL Metro (* As part of the 2010 Riot Festival)
October 11 Bloomington, IN Bluebird #
October 13 Covington, KY Historic Southgate House #
October 14 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre #
October 15 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop #
October 16 Rochester, NY Water Street #
October 17 Northampton, MA Pearl Street #
October 19 Halifax, NS The Paragon Theatre (* As part of the 2010 Halifax Pop Explosion)
October 21 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall #
October 22 Providence, RI Club Hell #
October 23 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs #
October 24 New York, NY Webster Hall #
October 26 Philadelphia, PA Starlite Ballroom #
October 27 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle #
October 29 Gainesville, FL Common Ground (* As part of the 2010 Ye Old Fest)
November 7 Austin, TX Waterloo Park (* As part of the 2010 Fun Fun Fun Fest)