Pelican with special guests

Brick by Brick and Psycho Entertainment present

Pelican with special guests

Inter Arma, Weight of the Sun, Bleak Skies

Sat · August 26, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$14 adv & $18 day of

This event is 21 and over

*Online sales end at 6PM day of show unless otherwise noted. After that, limited tickets will be available at the door.

Pelican
Pelican
After four years of silence, instrumental metal standard bearers Pelican have come thundering back, with Forever Becoming, an eight-song album destined to be considered one of the most punishingly rewarding albums of the year.

Before their hiatus, the group had laid a sizeable chunk of the groundwork for the instrumental metal scene that’s come into its own in the 13 years since they started playing together. After 2009 the band found itself slightly adrift, and found the day to day struggle of being full-time underground musicians colliding with new families and non-musical careers. Wisely, they didn’t make any rash decisions, and as suits a band known for making dense, meditative sounds they simply patiently figured out how to move past their obstacles.

This reborn Pelican is purer, more focused, and far more assured. Recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago with engineer Chris Common, and featuring The Swan King guitarist Dallas Thomas (replacing the amicably departed Laurent Schroeder-Lebec) Forever Becoming is an immense, speaker-rattling meditation on the infinite cycle of death and life. It takes a lot of experience and a lot of confidence to attempt a head-on ascent of the biggest, most monolithic theme in art, but Forever Becoming is proof that Pelican has plenty of both, and knows how to wield them.
Inter Arma
Inter Arma
"The worst band from Richmond, VA...EVER."
Weight of the Sun
Weight of the Sun
"Every turn of Commons’ emotive tide is a heavy-handed crescendo that finds the little pockets where you’ve stored your musical snobbery, and then breaks it apart to widen your horizons." - Osprey

"Weight of the Sun sound pretty much exactly like Jupiter-era Cave In. And when I say that, I mean it as an absolute compliment. Not many bands combine pop hooks with metal’s heaviness, so it’s nice to see that there’s one that does right in our own backyard." - San Diego CityBeat

"This kinda sounds like when Cave In stopped being a hardcore band and made that weirdo space rock record." - Noisey/Vice

"[Cave In.]" - Cave In
Bleak Skies
Bleak Skies
Dark, Loud, Heavy.
Venue Information:
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San Diego, CA, 92110
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