One of my favorite venues in town is Holy Mountain, at 617 E. 7th, neighbor to Red 7. And, although still a relatively new space, quite a few of my favorite local bands have graced the stage, some more than once.
But I must give you a heads-up, music lover: If you plan on seeing tonight’s show, get there super early. This bill will fill the house up in no time. It’s going to be slammed. Bottom line.
The bands performing this evening have all headlined shows. Talk about a bill made in heaven:
-The goddess shredder is taking over tonight. All is right with the world. Rock trio Ume knows the artistry of mixing the heaviest of riffs with unexpected melodies. Front woman Lauren Larson is my hero.
-And then there were three. Drummer Michael Anthony Gibson set aside the skins for (guitar) strings to join guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Terrell and drummer Wes Cargal of Not In the Face! for added full-on face-melting rawk.
-We’re off on an irresistible indie pop/rock spree. Local sextet The Sour Notes are the purveyors of pop bliss without shying away from some serious rocking-out.
-Absolutely spot-on power/punk/pop rock with Brit invasion vibes brought to you by the fine minds of Gentlemen Rogues. Songwriter and guitarist Danny Dunlap kills it. Definitely a must-see.
Doors open at 8 p.m. Brace yourselves. Recommended.