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OATHBREAKER Photo Tour Diary Part Two: San Francisco

Photos and Text Bobby Cochran

San Francisco – 3.29.17

Thee Parkside is a tiny dive bar between the Dogpatch and Potrero Hill districts of San Francisco.  It’s the place to play for many touring heavy and punk bands when they come through SF, and the intimate setting brings a new dynamic to the music.  Tonight’s lineup of Jaye Jayle, Khemmis and Oathbreaker is accentuated by Oakland’s atmospheric metal duo, Ragana.  Again, a fairly diverse lineup with bands that compliment each other well.  The show sold out in advance, and the room is wall-to-wall people, as one might expect. Sweat drips from the ceiling, Oathbreaker is crowded together on the knee-high stage, poised for liftoff.  Starting off with “10:56,” the entire place is completely silent while Caro delicately sings the opening lines.  “Second Son of R” blasts forth, and the place explodes.  This band’s power is tough to match.  They maintain dynamics throughout the whole show that never lets the energy down, but pulls from extreme to extreme.

Oathbreaker

Jaye Jayle

 

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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