My Metal Month of May

The shows cropped up fast as Memorial day approached, cascading on top of each other like the hairs of a vigorously headbanged coif. Instead of trying to keep pace, I bode my time. Now, feast on these reviews, covering the last couple weeks of heavy, condensed and combined into an omnibus post, richly suffused with the connective tissue of metaphor and theme. Black Cobra at Thee Parkside, 5/14 The beginning of a landmine marathon, the first battle in a war that my eardrums were certain to lose. Local duo Black Cobra appeared at a birthday party for Pirate [...]

Pirate Cat Radio Showcase at Red Devil Thursday

Pirate Cat Radio, the Bay Area's oldest pirate radio station, will be putting on a showcase of bands featured on Baghdad by the Bay (one of their amazing radio shows) this Thursday at Red Devil Lounge. The lineup for this showcase is stellar: That Blasted Hound (Davyd Nereo of Beatbeat Whisper's solo project), Isabellas, Blammos, Okay, Blank Slates and Oona Garthwaite. The Blammos - "How Do You Know?" While most of these bands are just playing a few shows here and there, Isabellas in the studio working on their next project. And the fine folks of Blammos are [...]

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