Saint Vitus, Weedeater, Kabuki Mono | Bottom Lounge | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Saint Vitus, Weedeater, Kabuki Mono 

When: Sun., Sept. 30, 8 p.m. 2012
Price: $20
When the "classic" late-80s lineup of this seminal Los Angeles proto-doom band reunited for a single show in 2003 (at the Double Door, for some reason), there was much rejoicing: they hadn't lost any of their powers, and front man Scott "Wino" Weinrich still had all his terrifying charisma. But it would be years before they played again—not till the late aughts did they work up any real momentum (though for this band "momentum" means something more like the slow-motion avalanche of cooling lava), and not even the 2009 departure and '10 death of original drummer Armando Acosta could stop it. Rumors of a new album seemed to be just that, though—right up till they weren't. Lillie: F-65 (Season of Mist) is Saint Vitus's first since 1995, and it sounds like it was pulled straight out of '87, when their lean, crusty, body-dragging chug sounded like a record by one of their SST labelmates played at the wrong speed. Guitarist Dave Chandler still plays in his tightly coiled trademark style, sometimes striking like a cobra, and Wino's broken-toothed articulation is likewise intact. It doesn't sound so much like a comeback as it does a resurfacing—it's like they've been here all along, just in another dimension where we couldn't hear them. —Monica Kendrick Weedeater, Sourvein, and Kabuki Mono open.

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