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Sleep played Stage 48 with Holy Sons (pics)

Soon after releasing their first new music in 20 years, stoner-doom icons Sleep took their tour to NYC this past weekend, playing Stage 48 on August 25 with support from Holy Suns (the first Bowery Presents show at the Manhattan venue)...

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Holy Sons releasing a new LP, playing shows, one w/ Sleep (stream a new song + covers of Black Flag, Circle Jerks, more)

Holy Sons, one of the projects of Emil Amos (Grails, Om, etc) are releasing their new album and first for Thrill Jockey, The Fact Facer, on September 23 (pre-order)...

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Sleep touring, playing Stage 48 (dates)

Sleep at Hopscotch in 2013 (more by Karen A. Mann)

Stoner doom legends Sleep have announced five August live dates. The Bay Area bringers of riffs will get rolling August 24 in Boston with psych-rockers Heavy Blanket and close with an August 30 set in Pioneertown, California (which looks like Deadwood, by the way)...

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Photo by Greg Cristman | www.gregCphotography.com
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Al Cisneros readies solo 10″ (stream a track); Grails streaming new track from ‘Black Tar 4,5,6′

Om at the Met, July 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)

Al Cisneros of Om/Sleep/Shrinebuilder quietly released a pair of 7"s on his own Sinai imprint, but now is preparing to go wider with a new effort with Drag City...

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Dinosaur Jr. and many guests celebrated ‘You’re Living All Over Me’ at Terminal 5 (pics, videos, setlist)

Throughout the 90s and the first half of the 2000s, Dinosaur Jr. was one of the last rock groups you would have expected to get the old band back together, go on tour, and record new music--not to mention new music that's every bit as good as anything the original lineup made in the 80s...

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Om and Daniel Higgs played Bowery Ballroom (pics, videos)

Om were supposed to tour over the summer in support of their new album, Advaitic Songs, but had to reschedule the tour due to Emil Amos' arm injury...

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Shrinebuilder, Rwake & Liturgy @ LPR – a 2nd set of pics

Happy Holidays! I take on more than I can handle. That results in a lot of unposted content. In the name of catching up, while also taking it easy during this final/first week of the year, here's some of that lost material...

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Al Cisneros made a CD for Arthur, Drag City releasing Om, released Sir Richard Bishop in May – 2009 tour dates

DOWNLOAD: Sir Richard Bishop - Kaddak el Mayass (MP3)

Om in Brooklyn 9/23/08

On September 8th, Drag City will proclaim that God is Good. The duo of Al Cisneros (who recently played his final show in Sleep) and Emil Amos (also of Grails/Holy Sons) will release their new four track LP of that name, their first LP together and the first Om LP since 2007's Pilgrimage...

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an interview w/ Scott Kelly (Neurosis, Neurot, Shrinebuilder)

"So I have to be guarded in a way and kinda prepare myself for what's gonna happen, because when it happens, I don't even know."

From their crust punk origins of more than twenty years ago, Scott Kelly and Neurosis have forged their own path with searing imperial riffery and singular artistic vision...

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remembering Asbestosdeath (video, High on Fire, Om…)

Before High On Fire and Om, there was () Sleep, but before THAT, there was Asbestosdeath:Asbestosdeath started life as trio consisting of Al Cisneros on bass, Chris Hakius on drums, and Tom Choi on guitar...

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