SUNDAY, JUNE 21
AT NARWHAL (basement of Unicorn)
1118 E PIKE ST
Eight Bells features within its ranks SubArachnoid Space's Melynda Jackson, joined on bass and drums by Haley Westeiner, and Christopher VanHuffel. A native of rural Texas now based in Portland, Oregon, Jackson’s EIGHT BELLS continues in SAS’ tradition of heavy guitar exploration, adding a blackened dissonance to the mix and minimalist vocals. Jackson is accompanied SAS drummer Christopher VanHuffel and by classically trained six-string bassist Haley Westeiner who created the centerpiece vocals on “Fate and Technology” and also provides harmonic counterpoint to Jackson’s newly discovered vocalizations. With this power trio, Jackson has found a group that brings focus and support to her unapologetically expressionistic experimental metal music.
If you're a fan of dark, winding instrumentals, do yourself a favor and put X Suns on your "to listen" list. The Seattle trio sit somewhere in the middle of the brutal intensity of Russian Circles and the firework-filled wall of sound of Explosions in the Sky. It's like shoegaze with a backbone. Start with the 11-minute "Pillars for Palaces." Lay back, close your eyes, allow it to envelop you and carry you away to sea. - The Stranger
rokk band exploring irregular structures for over a decade
9pm $7 21+
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