Venue: Mercury Lounge (New York, NY)
Label: Independent Artist
Admitedly, it has been awhile since I had followed the adventures of the band Mahavatar and that made the news about their Mercury Lounge gig something that bore investigation for me. I always hate when I lose track of a band that I like but when you live in NYC there are so many groups to keep track of that sometimes it happens. The last time I caught them was either at the Continental NYC venue which was a great place and now sadly no longer offers Metal fans live music. Someone said that it became a sports bar and I guess that is a good thing because the city certainly doesn’t have enough of those The Mercury Lounge is a great place for a band like Mahavatar because its just big enough to get a healthy crowd inside and with a low stage and no barrier, the audience and band fans can get right up close and personal with the group and maybe even sing into the microphone if the singer allows them to do so. I had learned about this show when I ran into Lizza at the recent Orphaned Land show over at B.B. King’s. Both she and that band originally hail from Israel so she was present to support them. It was a nice surprise for me, but enough about that night and onto the task at hand.
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