Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Church in Concert


The Church in Concert, originally uploaded by deanv41.

Friday night's show at 333 Slim's was a ramshackled and revealing affair between a band of brothers and a room full of strangers. The music came out of them like lava from a still-active volcano, but so many years -- over 30 -- had gone by that the catalog groaned with rare metals, unknown elements that never got time on the airwaves. Dipping as far back as "Almost with You" and as now as "Pangaea" The Church flew just over the crowd's head, delighting themselves at least as much as devotees. It was 20 years ago, in Missoula Montana 1989, they first played in The States; disorienting like a cloud engine foggy with steam and decades. From the Rocky Mountain '80s to SoMa '09, dissipating as rain, only to cycle back again.

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