By Christi Lain-Vest, Rock At Night Houston Correspondent
Venue: The White Oak Music Hall, Houston–November 17, 2016
After spreading a doom metal vibe around the South for the last month, Doomstress ended the Southern Bounty Tour upstairs at The White Oak Music Hall in their hometown of Houston, Texas on Thursday November 17th. Sharing the stage with hard/classic rock bands Electric Citizen from Cincinnati and Horisont from Sweden, Doomstress opened the night with their stoner doom metal and prepared the crowd for an awesome trip back in time. This was my first time seeing Doomstress live and they did not disappoint. Heavy, dark and freakin loud – and what goes best with that kind of music? A set of pipes loud enough to be heard and strong enough to make you break out in chill bumps. I was awestruck by Alexis’ performance onstage. There is a lot of feeling, strength and control in her voice and it melds perfectly with the heavy dark groove of the music. This four-piece band takes you back to another era and what a wonderfully evil trip it was!
Doomstress – Apathetic Existence
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Speaking of another era, I do believe that Cincinnati band Electric Citizen found a way to be magically transported through time and space from 1960s/70s to share with us some groovy, heavy rock in 2016. Singer Laura Dolan’s powerful voice and the dramatic, passionate way she presents the lyrics were amazing. Touring with Electric Citizen in the magical time machine on a North American tour, Swedish band Horisont looked dressed and sounded the part of a classic rock band. I really enjoyed listening and watching these guys. A lot of hair flying made for some awesome shots. All in all I had a great time photographing these great bands. Throughout the night I had an overwhelming urge to light some incense and make my own magic transporter!
Electric Citizen – Light Years Beyond
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Horisont – Electrical (Official Video)
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Ex-Singer, Ex-Corporate Whore turned full-time mommy and part time portrait/concert photographer – Hoping to become full time photographer by the time my son starts school in two years. I never thought anything could be more exciting and more of an adrenaline rush than when I was onstage singing….Until I shot my first band.
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