Concert Reviews

Review: Sleep at Gothic Theatre, 1/3/14

SLEEP at THE GOTHIC THEATRE | 1/3/14 Cannabis is legalized here in the same week Sleep comes back to Colorado to play a show. Coincidence? Whatever the case, this show surpassed the last time the outfit played at the Gothic in September 2010. Something just seemed more coherent and focused this time around; the glacier of thundering sound was inexorable and irresistible as it rumbled over an invisible landscape, grinding it down with a dynamic fluidity often imitated but rarely, if ever, equaled in the world of heavy rock.

See also: Weed's legal now. So you're all stoned and need a soundtrack? Try some stoner metal, bruh

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.