The Montreal-based Godspeed You! Black Emperor offshoot tour in support of their new LP
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial OrchestraGreat American Music Hall (859 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA) Map it $21
Composed primarily of members from post-rock titans Godspeed You! Black Emperor (who, you may recall, reunited recently with some fanfare), Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra have developed a cult-like following thanks to their epic dirges, ornate album packaging, and stirring live performances. The Montreal-based outfit's cryptic compositions are gospels of the apocalypse, often indicting humanity for its misdeeds. Waves of frenzied guitar crash over choral incantations while lush string arrangements contrast co-founder Efrim Menuck's distinctive wail.