Dead Meadow + Whalebones + SubArachnoid Space

Saturday, May 17

Man, the stoners haven't had a pairing this perfect since Comets on

Fire played the same night as Hempfest in '06. Whalebones, as we know,

is our local hero of rootsy stoner rock. Listening to them is like

sifting through some cool old dude's records at a flea market: heavy

on the Crazy Horse, Band, Stones, '70s riff rock, etc. In a live

setting, they fuckin' bring it, jamming on chords as if they're riding

a bucking horse. Dead Meadow, from D.C., is all about oozy electric

riffs, mixing the narcotic swell of Spiritualized, the blooze-choogle

of Blue Cheer, and the spacier nod-off moments of the Verve's Storm in

Heaven. Tonight, the two are joined by SubArachnoid Space, a Portland

band specializing in heavy space-prog instrumentals that fans of

Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky, Floyd, Earth, and

the like would do well to check out. See what I mean? Total stoners'

paradise. With Patrol. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 381-3094. 7

p.m. $10 adv./$12. BRIAN J. BARR

Sat., May 17, 7 p.m., 2008

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