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Chron Goblin and Black Mastiff lay down heavy grooves

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The Owl Acoustic Lounge was sold out for an outstanding, wall shaking night of stoner rock and alternative rock courtesy of Calgary’s Chron Goblin and Edmonton/ Vancouver trio Black Mastiff, Oct. 10.

 It is great to see sold out shows in the middle of the week, especially, when  they are ticketed events. The Owl doesn’t usually do ticketed shows, so it was an especially pleasant surprise. 

Black mastiff returned to rock the Owl, Oct. 10. Photo by Richard Amery
 Both band have new albums out and played lots of music from them for an enthusiastic audience clustered in front of the stage.
 I missed opening act FaceCut, but arrived in time to catch about half of Chron Goblin’s set.


 They played a tight set of heavy, punk tinged set of rock that came right out of the mid ’70s. They had plenty of huge guitar riffs and a massive bass groove.


 They sounded like a mix of Teenage Bottle Rocket, Budgie and Mountain.
 They ended their set with a heavier, more psychedelic number, which featured lots of groove and a hot guitar solo.Chron Goblin performing at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Oct. 10. Photo by Richard Amery


 Black mastiff channelled Mountain even more than Chron Goblin, but also referenced more modern influences like Queens of the Stone Age, and ’90s alternative rock  like Finger Eleven.


 They had wah wah pedal drenched riffs and delay soaked solos, plenty of groove and played another phenomenal show.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Friday, 11 October 2019 18:33 )  
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