When: Sat., Sept. 17, 8 p.m. 2011
I hadn't heard of Oakland stoner-rock act Saviours before I interviewed them at last year's Scion Rock Fest, but it didn't take long for me to warm up to their throwback style—it's rooted in the deep cannabinoid grooves of bands like Pentagram and Saint Vitus, who built the foundation of what became known as doom metal. The interview went terribly—the band showed up as unsober as you'd expect doom-metal dudes to be—but their performance the next day was phenomenal. Saint Vitus front man Scott "Wino" Weinrich even sat in on a couple songs, giving Saviours the biggest possible cosign in the doom community. On top of that, their recent Death's Procession (Kemado) is heavy as fuck. —Miles Raymer Weedeater headlines; Saviours, Bison B.C., and Fight Amp open.
Price: $20, $18 in advance