True Widow played Great Scott – 1/14

Dallas stoner-gaze trio True Widow returned to Allston last Sunday night for a gig with local favorites Kal Marks. 

True Widow are a band with an aesthetic that they rarely deviate from – because they know how well it works. The group’s slow, fuzz-drenched compositions cast a hypnotic spell over the Sunday night crowd at Great Scott, which had to be nearing capacity as they hit the stage. They balanced haunting and heavy with the ease of a band that’s been fine-tuning the formula for a solid decade now.

Boston noisemakers Kal Marks – who are certainly among the bands I’ve shot the most times on the Great Scott stage – complemented the headliners’ restraint with a dose of their exasperated noise rock. The trio have a new record out in February and could use your help raising funds for a new van, in exchange for a genuinely creative range of incentives.

Check out photos from both sets below.