Wino & Conny Ochs, Earthen Grave (acoustic) | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Wino & Conny Ochs, Earthen Grave (acoustic) Recommended Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard

When: Fri., Aug. 17, 8 p.m. 2012

In the 1980s, as front man for the Obsessed and Saint Vitus, Scott "Wino" Weinrich helped transform the deep, demonic acid rock of Black Sabbath and Pentagram into a new subgenre called doom metal; he then spent the following couple decades promoting it as a stripped-down alternative to the hundred ill-considered fads that swept the metal world during that time. A prolific collaborator—he's worked with Neurosis's Scott Kelly as well as Fugazi's Joe Lally—Weinrich recently hooked up with German singer-songwriter Conny Ochs to record an acoustic album called Heavy Kingdom (Southern Lord), which reconnects doom metal with its distant ancestor the blues. Of course, this being a Wino project and all, it's less a straight tribute to the form and more a fever-dream psychedelic reimagining of it. —Miles Raymer

Price: $15

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