So the saying "patience is a virtue" turned out to be true for me as of last night. As I mentioned to John Pettibone, it had been 12 years since I'd seen him perform and I'd missed a few opportunities to see Heiress already; but I'm so damn grateful to have waited until last night and I'm completely floored. Honestly, the entire show was such a great reminder of how special and diverse the "underground" music scene is.
INTRCPTR starting the evening with their powerful duo work laying a solid foundation for what I believe was the only third or fourth live set so far from This White Light, a new band of various accomplished and talented people including Greg Anderson (Sunn O))), Goatsnake, Thorr's Hammer, Brotherhood), Bryan Herweg (Pelican), Jade Devitt (Lucky Me, Gale Forces), and Jen Wood (Tattle Tale).
This White Light is a special project, I know that isn't a helpful description but I can't honestly say that my words would do their set justice. I can't emphasize enough the importance of checking out their demo on Bandcamp and getting out to hear them live as soon as the opportunity arises.
The touring bands of the bill were the loud and ferocious pairing of Great Falls and Heiress. Great Falls again featuring members of worthwhile bands including Kiss it Goodbye, Undertow, Nineironspitfire, etc. absolutely decimated the crowd and probably even frightened some people with their unrelenting set. Their latest record put out by Corpse Flower Records, A Sense of Rest, is very much worth checking out.
And of course, as I was already gushing about, this brings us to Heiress. I've listened to them for a few years now but my fandom of their vocalist John has only increased with every year that I return to the various records in his discography.
While Heiress played a likely short set as it was getting late for a Monday, they couldn't have ended their tour with Great Falls on a stronger note.
If you're unfortunately not already familiar with Heiress, I believe you need to fix this as soon as possible: Bandcamp.
Thanks to all four bands, The Elegy Ensemble and Church of the 8th Day for partnering together for another great evening of music in LA, the staff at Resident, and Earsplit PR.