Last night at the Satellite, J. Mascis’ new band Heavy Blanket put on a pretty interesting show at the intimate Silver Lake venue. Know as the heavy guitar thrasher and front-man of the very loud Dinosaur Jr., Mascis’ new gig with Heavy Blanket is quite different. The tunes are all instrumental, no lyrics. Heavy Blanket pretty much jams the night away with nothing but heavy guitar and drum love. At times their riffs were reminiscent of Zeppelin, while other times we heard some White Stripes style mixed with a bit of Black Keys. It was basically a straight up jam session full of rad instrumentals you could happily get lost in.
Opening up for Heavy Blanket were Obliterations. Another new band from L.A., these guys absolutely slay. We just caught them a the Jubilee, however, witnessing at the Satellite was even more exciting since it’s such a snug setting. Obliterations are hard, fast and loud and ripping with energy and fierce stage presence. Just like their name, Obliterations basically obliterate — from the crowd, to their instruments and vocals — it’s pure chaos with these guys. Even Henry Rollins was spotted in the crowd enjoying their blistering set.
Check out our photos below of Heavy Blanket and Obliterations.
Photography: Luis Wolf Rodríguez
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