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Picking up semi-last minute gigs on a Friday night is never something I will complain about. Especially when it comes to going in blind, so to speak. The discovery of new bands and new music is easily one of the most thrilling parts of my job. Last night, however, I was in for a real treat - as the almighty, Baroness, marched into Edmonton's infamous venue, the Starlite Room, to do some damage on their Spring 2016 tour.
Being someone who's some-what unfamiliar with their music, I couldn't help but feel intrigued as the band took to the stage. But, alas, within the first few bars of Baroness' opening song, that spewed from the monitors, and filled the room with joy and all sorts of other emotions, I was hooked! The gritty melodies paired with soothing vocals was practically a match made in heaven, along with the pulsating rhythms that seemed to have the whole room either bobbing their heads or swaying their bodies back and forth, all the while, the sound of concert goers singing along to every word - Truly a pleasant first-time experience while in the presence of the undeniably epic Baroness!