Black Mountain with Black Angels – Commodore Ballroom – December 1, 2010
It was a dark and stormy night…
Oh, wait that’s another story but in this case it was a dark and rocking night!
Both Black Mountain and opening act Black Angels bring a classic rock feel and sound to their audience. From the wide ranging demographic and the haze in the air this show definitely had a 60’s rock show vibe to it.
Nearly selling out two consecutive nights at the Commodore Ballroom is quite a feat for any band and these two showed their worth it by delivering a wall of sound that clearly pleased the crowd. Being a local band, Black Mountain clearly brought out the bulk of the boisterous fans who cheered the band on with extra vigour.
Supporting their third full length album vocalist Amber Webber brings an aura of Grace Slick & Janis Joplin to her performance, this combined with the semi-psychedelic musical arrangements really take one back several decade to when rock was still an experiment.
Being part of the Black Mountain Army collective of Vancouver bands this artists really are carrying on the experimental nature that infuses their work.