I caught two cool shows in the same building this Sunday, Premonition 13 (the new band of doom metal legend Scott “Wino” Weinreich), and Philadelphia’s Purling Hiss. Sadly, neither show was especially well attended, but it was great to see two really incredible musicians at work… Wino is, of course, a much-heralded guitar player, and his seminal bands St Vitus and the Obsessed (along with The Hidden Hand, and his solo albums) have won him countless fans in the metal underground… but Purling Hiss’ Mike Polizze, who I don’t know much about, is also an incredible guitar player. Dana Murphy from Unregistered Nurse Booking first turned me on to this band, check them out if they play near you… really excellent.
Click for the rest of the St Vitus photos. I saw St Vitus a week or so ago at Sonar – great show. It was good to see these guys back on stage. Wino is always amazing, looking forward to his new band, Shrinebuilder.
Also recently caught Sunn 0))) in that same room, and their show was, as usual, captivating. Though more like an art experience than a metal show: