Wednesday Sep 21
115 Empire St
Lo-Pan is heavy rock from Columbus OH, and many are hailing their third record Salvador as rock album of the year.
"Imagine if the mighty progressive metal band Tool dropped some of its artier affectations and decided to just blast it out. The men of Columbus, Ohio’s Lo-Pan dreamed the same dream, taking that band’s widescreen ambition and connecting it to unpretentious 70s hard rock and boogie... Equally as adept as knotty, head-spinning riffs like the ones that power El Dorado and Spartacus as with the straightforward crushers that heave Bird of Prey and Bleeding Out right in your face, the band keeps tight control over its tower of power, balancing might and melody as well as anyone in recent memory. It doesn’t hurt to have a singer as soaring and charismatic as Jeff Martin or a guitarist as expansive as Brian Fristoe, either. Power, intelligence, passion and finesse make Lo-Pan as far from a dull band as you can get."http://lopandemic.com/
Kusemic is rock band from Providence, RI featuring Indy Shome (Queen Elephantine), Ian Sims (Spank City, Nico Jaar Band), and Jacob Isbell (one of the three bassists of that 8-person Melvins cover band).http://soundcloud.com/stormzsystem/kuse ... -red-light
Cannabis Crusaders are crust punk from Tiverton, RI. http://www.reverbnation.com/cannabiscrusaders
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