words by BBG, photos by Tim Griffin

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Baroness teamed up with Neurot Carolinians US Christmas, and the ultra-jammy Earthless at Bowery Ballroom on 11/20 as part of an ongoing tour to promote Baroness's The Blue Record. Earthless and USX's last release hit the racks earlier this year and in the tail end of 2008: Live At Roadburn and Eat The Low Dogs respectively. I did not go to NIN or Morrissey at Bowery, but I can say that I have rarely seen Bowery Ballroom THAT packed. Earthless would later play The Charleston as part of a secret show presented by Chronic Youth.

Baroness's The Blue Record is piling on the accolades, with "best record of the year" being thrown it's way numerous times. I dig the record and highly recommend it, but not as nutso over it as (seemingly) the rest of the metal nation. Judge for yourself by streaming the record on their MySpace, or catching them on tour, and if you're lucky/from Japan, you can catch them with Isis!

Tour dates and more pictures from Bowery are below...

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BARONESS - 2009, 2010 TOUR DATES
11/24 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick*
11/25 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club $
11/27 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock*
11/28 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room*
11/29 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater**
11/30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas**
12/2 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill***
12/3 Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour***
12/4 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah***
12/5 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse***
12/7 Austin, TX @ Emo's****
12/8 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live****
12/9 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks****
12/10 Orlando, FL @ The Social w/ Torche****
12/11 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade^
2/20 Brisbane, Queensland RNA Showgrounds
2/21 Sydney, NSW Eastern Creek Raceway
2/26 Melbourne, NSW Royal Melbourne Showgrounds
2/27 Adelaide, S. Australia Bonython Park Oval
3/1 Perth, W. Australia Bassendean Oval
3/3 Club Quattro Osaka, Osaka^^
3/4 Club Quattro Nagoya^^
3/6 O-East Tokyo, Tokyo^^
* w/ Earthless, US Christmas
$ w/ An Albatross
** w/ Earthless, Gaza
*** w/ Earthless, Iron Age
**** w/ Iron Age, Dark Castle
^ w/ Torche, Pig Destroyer, Iron Age
^^ w/ Isis