Cult Of Youth
Monday, October 29th, 2012.
at Soda Bar (BUY TICKETS)
My relationship with EARTH (band) extends back to high school- which is going on 20 years now. When I was in high school a friend of mine (and someone who still reads this blog sometimes) introduced me to EARTH. I think the point of entry was def. the Kurt Cobain/SUB POP relationship, but high school me was pretty impressed by the one note drone metal style of EARTH circa the 1990s.
|Dylan Carlson of Earth|
Fast forward to September 4th, 2005 in Barnsdale Art Park in Hollywood California during Arthurfest- which is actually before this blog started- I watched EARTH perform in a sit down, theatrical environment- they were still in their drone-metal phase musically, but the live show was a full band.
Nearly a decade after the Arthurfest- EARTH is still going strong. They've accumulated over three million last fm plays- which puts them firmly in the category of a viable, tour-ready indie band, and they are putting out on Southern Lord, a respected American Indie, and being described by Pitchfork album reviewers as, "an elegant blues band."
Cult Of Youth
Sharing the bill is Cult Of Youth, a Brooklyn residing, Sacred Bones signed "post-punk folk" act rolling through San Diego with an 8.0 Pitchfork Album review in their back pocket and a respectable, but not awe inspiring 200k last fm plays.
Is this combination worth paying 12 dollars? I would argue that EARTH could easily be a 20 dollar plus, sit down theater event- perhaps in a world that wasn't totally fucked when it came to recognizing artistic merit- so yeah- under that logic you get Cult Of Youth as a freebie.