Photos by Steven Chew Morbid Angel at Slim's last night.
November 27, 2013
Better than: Beavis and Butthead may have led you to believe.
Thanksgiving Eve is a beautiful time for San Francisco. The Indian summer officially gives way to roughly five minutes of fall's crisp yellows and browns, and there's a hell of a lot of parking. The holiday migration makes the city feel roomy and it's actually a damn good time to go out and do things besides nesting with your family: every bar, restaurant, and venue seems to sigh in relief, catering to local San Franciscans enjoying long-ish respites from work.
In a weird way, this psychic cleft is the perfect space for experiencing a legendary event
in death metal. Scene founders Morbid Angel are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Covenant, the first death metal release on a major label and a widely-renowned high water mark for the genre. It's a big deal and it becomes a bigger deal in the context of this normally frazzled city's pre-feasting siesta.