This year’s Statts Fest will be at Grayson Stadium — click here for our first preview of this great community event — but the folks at The Jinx recently hosted a pre-festival show, with proceeds directly supporting Jason Statts.
It was a tremendous night of heavy music, with Black Tusk finishing things off in a fury. The band had recently returned from a tour of Australia and New Zealand, and maybe the jet lag actually helps their sludge/stoner metal? They were tremendous.
Bear Fight played a relatively short set of their signature heavy and largely instrumental rock. Before that, Hotplate again showed off their mathy, metal brilliance, and the newish band Lies In Stone did another electrifying set.
I took a lot of photos, and they’re really uneven because there were only a couple of decently lit areas of the stage. The light was pretty awesome in a couple of spots though. Lots more photos — especially of Lies In Stone — after the jump.