Live This Month: June 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: June 2015 (Podcast #364) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. A number of the Bay Area bands included in this month's mix are celebrating the release of long-overdue albums, although no band embodies that quite as much as SF band Acid King. The stoner metal group began in 1993; its new album, Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, arrives a full decade after its predecessor. Listening to "Red River," one might assume that the ten years [...]

Preview: Isis @ Great American

Isis has the dubious distinction of being too influential for their own good. Formed in Boston, the quintet picked up where Neurosis and The Melvins left off, crafting lengthy, repetitive songs full of ponderous, gradual builds. This new approach to metal songwriting spawned a roiling mass of instrumental imitators, all trying to capture the titanic crescendos and meticulous dynamics that made the band so popular. United under the banner of "post-metal," the scene was soon chock full of clones. Isis - "20 Minutes/40 Years" It's hard to blame the innovators for all this aping, and Isis still stands [...]

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