If you ever wondered why Alice in Chains didn't do more memorable riffs and thirds a la Maiden and Euro-infused styles of metal, you can just listen to Cast Iron Crow and you will have found paradise. This one nicely straddles the line between being formulaic and too bizarre or unpredictable to follow. Plus it's a pretty cool straight-ahead and refreshingly unpretentious video of guys playing music.
Thu, Oct 20 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA
Fri, Oct 28 Music Depot - Hayward, CA
Sat, Nov 5 Gilman - Berkeley, CA