Tonight in live music; Wolves in the Throne Room, Pillorian get heavy at Crowbar in Ybor City

Marbin is at the Hideaway Cafe, too.

click to enlarge Wolves In the Throne Room, which plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on October 9, 2017. - Publicity Photo
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Wolves In the Throne Room, which plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on October 9, 2017.


Wolves in the Throne Room w/Pillorian Wolves in the Throne Room drummer, bassist and synth-player Aaron Weaver is depressed by the neo-Nazis that seem to occupy a sect of the black metal scene his band thrives in, but don’t expect him to preach on it when the Washington-based outfit lands in Cigar City. “The Nazis I have met are broken, sad people who feel so small and weak,” Weaver said in a recent interview. “They are lashing out. They crave violence to fill the emptiness inside. The way I can serve justice and goodness is to make music.” And goodness is that music nice. The band’s last album (Celestite, released in 2014) found Wolves in the Throne Room tripping over an attempt to weave electronic sounds into a tried-and-true formula, but fans never abandoned Weaver and his brother Nathan. That loyalty has been awarded a new album, Thrice Woven, which finds the Weavers moving back towards the WIITTR of yore thanks to the return of epic riffs and nature boy lyrics fans came to know and love after a pair of Southern Lord Records releases put the band on the map in 2007 and 2009). Portland, Oregon trio Pillorian — touring in support of its own 2017 LP Obsidian Arc — opens the show. (Crowbar, Ybor City) INFO

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October 9, Marbin (Hideaway Café, St. Petersburg) INFO

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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