Get loud with Jucifer at Gabe’s

Jucifer playing at Gabe's in October 2014. Jucifer return to Gabe's April 17 -- Photo by Zak Neumann
Jucifer bringing the noise at Gabe’s in October 2014. Jucifer return to Gabe’s April 17. — Photo by Zak Neumann

Jucifer w. Heavyweight, Acoustic Guillotine, Aseethe

Gabe’s — Friday April 17 at 9:30 p.m.

When I was a child, the heaviest and loudest thing I had ever experienced was a 4th of July show put on by the Air Force. That was until I saw Jucifer at Gabe’s this fall.

Jucifer, a wife and husband doom-metal duo that travels the world playing shows,
returns tonight to Gabe’s and on first listen, they may sound like a bunch 747s in a blender. But that description belies the complexity of the band. Jucifer’s music ranges from songs like “Amplifier,” smacking of the alternative rock of Eight Arms To Hold You era of Veruca Salt, to the ambient soundscapes featured on on their latest release, За Волгой для нас земли нет (“Beyond the Volga There is No Land”).

Heaviness does not a band make, and this band understands that. While your generic metal comes wrapped in black and serious-minded pretension, Jucifer exudes a playful artistry that never overwhelms the final product. Watching them play like is what I imagine it would be like to watch Zeppelin play if they took a full detour into doom metal.

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