Rock & Pop

Botanist

When: Sat., May 23, 8:30 p.m. 2015

The oil pipelines pipe on, the fracking keeps cracking, and now there is a rash of earthquakes ravaging Oklahoma due to the practice of injecting wastewater back into the earth — and a political lobby to insist that there’s no connection! Sensible people everywhere are disheartened by these environmental developments, and a sizable cabal of left-field metal devotees is seeking solace in the Verdant Realm — that is, the sanctuary described in the lore of Botanist, the hammered-dulcimer wielding black metal auteur from San Francisco, whose voluminous discography details the natural world’s ultimate revenge on reckless humans. On Saturday at Bottom of the Hill (1233 17th St., San Francisco), Botanist is guaranteed to conjure images of climate-change deniers eviscerated by vindictive cacti. Joy.

Sam Lefebvre

Price: $12

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