[b:08a78b86f6]Earth[/b:08a78b86f6] is an American drone band based in Seattle, Washington. Although they have played various styles of music, they are best known as pioneers of a minimalistic, long, and repetitive form of heavy music known as drone doom. The band's early albums (released on [i:08a78b86f6]Sub Pop Records[/i:08a78b86f6]) could be seen as a variation of the experimental doom-influenced metal of [i:08a78b86f6]The Melvins[/i:08a78b86f6].
[b:08a78b86f6]Dylan Carlson[/b:08a78b86f6] founded the band in 1990 along with [b:08a78b86f6]Slim Moon[/b:08a78b86f6] (founder of [i:08a78b86f6]Kill Rock Stars Records[/i:08a78b86f6]) and [b:08a78b86f6]Greg Babior[/b:08a78b86f6], taking the title “Earth” from [i:08a78b86f6]Black Sabbath[/i:08a78b86f6]’s original name. Carlson has remained the core of the band’s line-up throughout its changes. Outside of the underground music world, Carlson is perhaps best known for having been a friend of grunge music icon [b:08a78b86f6]Kurt Cobain[/b:08a78b86f6], as well as the person who purchased the gun that Cobain later used to commit suicide. After Earth had moved to Seattle, Cobain sang lead vocals in the song “[i:08a78b86f6]Divine and Bright[/i:08a78b86f6]”, from a demo included on the re-release of the live album Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars.[size=18:08a78b86f6][/size:08a78b86f6][size=12:08a78b86f6][/size:08a78b86f6]
plus [size=18:08a78b86f6]KASPER ROSA[/size:08a78b86f6]
[b:08a78b86f6]Kasper Rosa[/b:08a78b86f6] are a 4 piece instrumental rock band from Belfast with such influences as; [i:08a78b86f6]Intronaut[/i:08a78b86f6], [i:08a78b86f6]65daysofstatic[/i:08a78b86f6], [i:08a78b86f6]Explosions In The Sky[/i:08a78b86f6], [i:08a78b86f6]Oceansize[/i:08a78b86f6], [i:08a78b86f6]This Will Destroy You[/i:08a78b86f6] & [i:08a78b86f6]Mogwai[/i:08a78b86f6].
The lineup has been through various changes during the writing stages of this relatively new band. But having held bassist auditions not 3 months ago, the current 4 members ([b:08a78b86f6]Ryan McCormick[/b:08a78b86f6], [b:08a78b86f6]Steven Butler[/b:08a78b86f6], [b:08a78b86f6]David Shannon[/b:08a78b86f6] and [b:08a78b86f6]James Bruce[/b:08a78b86f6]) played their first show at the beginning of April.
The band are very excited about having their 4th show supporting drone metal icons, Earth.
[u:08a78b86f6][b:08a78b86f6]8pm @ Auntie Annies | Belfast ( tickets £8 )[/b:08a78b86f6][/u:08a78b86f6]
Steven has promised not to make a scene this time around. Will he wear his white suit though?
um, what day is this on?
20th I think
Christ I'm an idiot lol.
Yea it's on the 20th of April. That is a Monday!
flipping right - cant wait for this!
Yep, this'll be dead good...plus if anyone cares you'll be able to hear a sample of Adrienne from Earth's ground tom on the new Yakuza album...not that you'd notice in any way but true story!
Shit, I'd nearly forgotten about this...
this will be so good oh yes it will
Can't wait for this tonight! :D
just been told earth are bringing a support with them (stebmo) so running times roughly :
kasper rosa 9pm
Enjoyed kasper rosa and what I caught of earth shame about stebmo playing, WTF was that crap all about. It just wasted a good 3/4 of an hour on a weeknight.
Meaning Earth on later, I got tired and went home to bed after a few earth songs.. Grrrrrrrrrrr dam you stebmo and your wacky shite poor jazz toss..
The more I think about this gig, the better it becomes, just absolutely phenomenal music last night. Stebmo were brilliant and really unexpected, I thought I could have listened to those guys on their own all night and then Earth started, wow. Totally hypnotic, utterly wonderful and that last track... I don't think I've enjoyed live music any more than I enjoyed that.
Big thanks to the promoters, get them back again asap!
First time seeing Earth, I left slightly under-whelmed, though the 2nd song and last song were great.
I thought it was a good night..kasper rosa weren't bad, but a bit too predictable. Post Rock by numbers, and they need to find the off switch for the delay pedals. Stebmo was really enjoyable and they were having a lot of fun. Earth were mesmerising as usual, though not as overpowering as the last couple of times. Still was a good night. Nice to hear the newer Earth stuff is getting heavier again.
Definitely have to apologise for the delay pedal mishap on my part lol. Completely banjaxed wee bugger. (though i think it was the tuner that started the whole thing off)
Honestly, we all had a pretty weird night, all in all. It was only our fourth show, and we'd really been looking forward to it a bit. I'd hate to say it was nerves that got to us, but it very well could have been! lol.
But! I guess you can't have good shows all the time haha - it was a welcomed kick up the arse for us in terms of perfection.
Cheers for firing down guys, hopefully see you at some of our gigs in the future
Yep, thought Earth were mesmerising...could've fallen asleep, in a good way...and while I'm not one to bitch about sound usually there was def a few times when the AAs PA couldn't handle it and let out a few unpleasant blarps...
I really enjoyed Stebmo too...
Good night all round...
Can I just make the suggestion that the AA staff clear the front of the stage of tables for their next show, unless its a cabaret or something?
Granted I was one of those seated, but I think the atmosphere would have been better if we were all congregated around the front of Earth swaying, instead of having the back of the room bunged and the front of the room pretty empty.
Had to laugh at the guys who left during Earth's second song saying something like "its the same old shit!" too