From the desk of Sean "Hell" Maloney — the "Hell" is short for "Hell Yes, I Like Heavy Rock" — comes a Critic's Pick on tonight's Dax Riggs show at Exit/In. Locals Across Tundras open. And here we go:
Tonight we rechristen Elliston Place as the Heavy Rock Block, because this is one of the better, more brutal weeknights we've had in a while. A former Acid Bath and Deadboy and the Elephantmen member, sludge-metal troubadour Dax Riggs is touring behind last year’s excellent Fat Possum release Say Goodnight to the World — the capstone on 20 years of progressive Southern Metal. With him is the single best heavy band in the whole damn town, Across Tundras. Their new album Sage — available nationwide next month on Neurot Recordings (home to the legendary Neurosis) — has taken up residence in our CD player for a month, and we will take any opportunity to tell just about anyone about its pure rock radness. Think Marty Robbins takes Ennio Morricone for a Nantucket Sleighride. Total frontier metal. See, we're doing it again! We can't stop ourselves!
What exactly is it we're doing again? I'm not exactly certain, but if there's a Mountain reference involved, it's gotta be pretty heavy. Door at 9 p.m., and 12 bones will get you in.