Tuesday, April 6

Earthless Takes Off at Great American Music Hall


Great American Music Hall
March 1, 2018

All photos by Raymond Ahner.

Supporting their soon to be released fifth studio album Black Heaven (out March 16th on Nuclear Blast), psych-jam aficionados Earthless have been tirelessly out on the road, and recently pulled into the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.


With a psychedelic liquid light show courtesy of Mad Alchemy, Earthless delivered a set that was one part jamming, one part riffing, and all parts heavy. Led by guitarist Isaiah Mitchell, the band put the pedal to the metal and kept it there all night, with no complaints from the near-capacity crowd.


Mitchell, along with the pounding rhythm section of bassist Mike Eginton and drummer Mario Rubalcaba, led the crowd on a guitar-driven journey through space and time, with few stops along the way. Highlighted by the title track of the new record as well as another new track with -surprise surprise – vocals, Earthless delivered a great evening of music.

Kikagaku Moyo

Opening the show was Kikagaku Moyo, a heavy yet blissfully noisy band from Japan, and Jjuujjuu whose heavy guitar heavy set was the perfect way to start the evening.

Here’s a slideshow with more photos of all three bands by Raymond Ahner:

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For more information about Earthless, check out their website.

Find out more about Kikagaku Moyo here.

Learn everything there is to know about Jjuujjuu on their website.


About Author

Raymond Ahner, a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California, is the Photography Editor for SF Sonic. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.

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