When: Sat., June 8, 8 p.m. 2013
Going to a concert these days (metal ones included) is like attending a smartphone convention: Every moment is experienced through and captured by a screen and then simultaneously uploaded to the web. But before this era of connectivity (or disconnectivity, depending on your point of view), live band footage was harder to come by. Daniel Hague, aka Dan Hashthrash, has made it his mission to document (or find another person's documentation of) underground metal and punk bands on both video and audio, and make his finds available for everyone's viewing and listening pleasure on his site KillThatCat.com. To celebrate Hague's recent victory over cancer, a benefit show featuring many of the bands Hague has documented -- including Noothgrush (South Bay doom), Brainoil (West Oakland sludge), Connoisseur ("Oaksterdam stonerviolence"), and Fema Coffin (former members of Stormcrow), plus Columbus, Ohio's Before the Eyewall (heavy psych) -- will play a show at Eli's Mile High Club (3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Oakland), preceded by a potluck.