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Concert Wed May 09 2007

Dude. Seriously.

Alright, stop me if you've heard this one: four heavy metal band members climb the top of dreaded Blood Mountain in order to find a crystal skull. Here's where it gets a little foggy: once they find it, the skull is inserted into their heads, and lo, the skull enables them to travel beyond their simple "reptile brain" and further their personal evolution. Of course, along the way there's wolves and other beasties. But how can one skull be inserted into four heads? That's really where the storyline falls apart.

Sound familiar? Then you've been listening to Mastodon's latest album, Blood Mountain, in which the group shreds without abandon, all to a Tolkien-themed tale. Seems dang goofy, right? It is, kinda, but not without some heavy indie-supported cred: Josh Homme and Cedric Bixler appear on the album, and the group perform the theme song in the latest Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie. Hilarity ensues.

Ride the rawk wave and free your reptile brain at their show at the Riviera on Saturday, May 12. Opening are punk heroes Against Me!, Cursive, and Planes Mistaken for Stars.

 
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