The Lombard Pub North
Mon June 25, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Ryan J. Prado
In a no-holds-barred cage match pitting bands carrying the “[Blank] of the [Blank]” moniker against each other, tonight’s heavy metal showcase at the Lombard Pub is certain to be an ear-piercing exposition. Austin, Texas crew, Canyon of the Skull, parlays the kind of slow-burn heaviness that writhes and sustains in all the right ways on 2017’s one-song, 37-minute-long LP The Desert Winter. Representing Portland are underground overlords Mane of the Cur, whose recent sophomore album Retreat of the Glaciers manages a classic metal patina, led by the soaring voice of Melynda Amann. The album’s title track unfolds slowly and purposefully, replete with woodwinds, sinister guitar riffs, and pummeling rhythmic interplay, taking on several variations of loud rock posturing throughout its eight-minute runtime. Throw in Dallas progressive-metal rowdies Giant of the Mountain and Portlander Erin Jane Laroue, and this could be one of the most metal Mondays of your life.
3416 N Lombard, Portland, OR 97217
Hours: Mon 4pm-12am, Tue-Thurs 4pm-1am, Fri 1pm-2am, Sat 11am-2am, Sun 11am-12am