I'm working on something else right now, but here's a quick recap of Black Mountain last night.
I made it to the Commodore about halfway through Black Angels' set, which was, as expected, a very droney affair. They did a good job of complimenting the headliners without being too similar, dialing back the Sabbath influence and filling it in with a healthy dose of Spacemen 3.
If you're from Vancouver, you probably already know that Black Mountain are one of the best bands in the city. And, they had no trouble proving it again last night. I could have done with a little something from the earlier part of the catalogue, but the last two full lengths seem to fit together a little better stylistically, and since they're supporting their newest, the setlist choices made sense. Besides, the show closing cover of "Tomorrow Never Knows" with the Black Angels made up for any minor quibbles with the song choices.
On an unrelated note, congratulations to White Lung, whose amazing record, It's the Evil was named Exclaim's punk record of the year.
An on a semi-related to that note, I wrote the write-up for Sleigh Bells's Treats which was voted the 16th best pop/rock record of 2010.
Big update... I was going to say tomorrow, but who am I kidding... big update soon. In the spirit of the (year end poll) season.
now playing: the Walkmen - Angela Surf City