Pick of the Day: Black Mountain

As I noted in the 14 Days section of our June 17 print edition, I haven’t had a ton of exposure to this Vancouver-based psychedelic fuzz-rock band, but I really enjoyed the band’s side project Pink Mountaintops’ 2009 release Outside Love. Here’s a link to a short preview by Chris Morin of this gig tonight at the Exchange that also appeared in our June 17 issue (scroll down). I did a bit of digging myself, and found out courtesy of Wikipedia that in 2007 the band’s song “Stay Free” was featured on the Spider-Man 3 soundtrack. Also, three of the five band members apparently have day-jobs with Insite which provides a variety of health and social services for people living Vancouver’s poverty-stricken Downtown Eastside.

Playing with Black Mountain tonight is Lord Beginner and Orbital Express. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. Tix are $15. To get you in the mood, here’s a live version of “Tyrants” from a 2008 Black Mountain show in Dallas.

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  1. Memo to the drunk blonde bar star who was at Black Mountain last night. Thanks for supporting live music in Regina, but jumping up on the stage while the band is performing to show off your mad dance skillz is generally considered to be a declasse move. Please don’t repeat it at any future shows you might attend.

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