Monday evening, Production Simple announced that The Black Angels wouldn't be performing with Black Mountain during their Tuesday night stop in Louisville, due to health complications.
By Tuesday, a let-down buzz filtered it's way through small circles around town. Regardless, it didn't stop the show. Nor did it keep fans from coming out. Those who decided to snatch-up their refund missed out.
One would be hard pressed to find a better replacement than Nashville's David Vandervelde Trio. Try plugging in Big Star, James Gang or Crazy Horse into Pandora. Chances are The David Vandervelde Trio will pop-up within the next three plays.
Vandervelde's voice stuck like a knife deep into the long, dramatic '70s grooves delivered by an extremely tight rhythm section. Vandervelde sent Hendrix-type solos soaring through his growling Marshall, forcing his enthusiastic audience to swallow each note whole.
Black Mountain proceeded to deliver just as expected. Huge walls of sound passed through the clouds of smoke, slamming against the venue's walls. Throughout the set, the band delivered unapologetic rock that crossed between the quick, constant chug of early Black Sabbath to songs that crept through one's brain like a slug leaving behind slimy trails of LSD.
Don't be surprised to here more about The David Vandervelde Trio and Black Mountain in the months to come. The Tuesday night turnout did much more than establish Black Mountain's popularity within the city, it offered a great deal of insight about Louisville's continuously developing music scene.
Photos / Hunter Embry