Monday, January 7, 2013

Ghost Limb/Precious Metal at the Lit Lounge

Curran Reynolds curated the Precious Metal heavy metal series in the basement of the Lit Lounge on Monday nights since May 2006, but after over 300 events, the series will end on January 21. Week after week, he booked local bands as well as bands from Australia, Iceland and Italy, and created a small New York City metal hangout. The remaining Precious Metal nights are this Monday, January 14, with Jar'd Loose, Gentlemen, End it and DJ Mike SOS, and the finale on January 21, a benefit for South Sound featuring Hivesmasher, Fashion Week, Flaming Tusk, SOS and DJ Zeena Koda.

I caught Ghostlimb, pictured above, a three-piece band from Los Angeles featuring Graf Orlock guitarist Justin Smith, on January 7. The trio performed a short but impressive set, mixing metal riffs with a bit of cacophony, similar to the Chariot.