Live: Nebula/The Entrance Band

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WALTER'S ON WASHINGTON -- 8/31/2009: You have to give Nebula credit. A long Sunday night and a typical Monday night in Houston didn't slow the band down. While the crowd at Walter's was "intimate" at best, the stoner trio tore through their 60-minute set as if they were hanging from the rafters.
The played songs that spanned their 10-year catalog, highlighting several tracks from new release Heavy Psych. The newer songs were interlaced with some of the band's more well-known stuff off of Charged. The most impressive part of the show, though, was that the band was breaking in a new drummer that has been wit the band for five days.
Five days!
Matt Kriney was the man on the throne, and he didn't allow his lack of tenure deter him, looking like Garth Algar's older brother rocking out on a kit that resembled a starter kit for Animal. He even used a stack of milk crates to tape up the set list. His diligence was rewarded when the band played "Crown of Thorns" and he got his own mini-drum solo.
Opening the show was The Entrance Band. While their name is bland and boring, the band itself was anything but. While they played a more psychedelic, jam-y brand of music than their tourmates, they were just as powerful. Featuring Paz Lenchantin, formerly of A Perfect Circle and Zwan, the band's songs were predominately instrumental but were so well-crafted that they still told a story. (The band has a new album out on Esoteric Records, the label formed by Thurston Moore.) END