Aside from Black Flag, who were disintegrating in a wave of Sabbath-y sludge, few underground rock bands were doing the doom-metal thing at Saint Vitus's caliber. Not faster-and-louder enough for either crossover thrash or traditional hardcore, their detuned dirge-march rhythms and foot-dragging riffs — along with Scott "Wino" Weinrich's observantly bleak lyrics — had a niche of their own to carve out. That sound, residing on Born Too Late, Mournful Cries, and V, formed crucial focal points in the doom metal movement that spawned Sleep and Eyehategod. Ten years ago, the same lineup that recorded those three albums played a one-off reunion show that kick-started a renewed interest in their influential classics. And they've been a going concern since the late '00s, with Weinrich, founding members Dave Chandler and Mark Adams, and new drummer Henry Vasquez recently adding their fantastic 2012 comeback album Lillie: F-65 to the mix. With Pallbearer, the Hookers. 18+. (Photo by Audrey Jarrett)
Mon., Oct. 7, 7 p.m., 2013
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