Concert preview: Bridesmaid

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Bridesmaid is the sound of higher-end modern metal - think Mastodon or Baroness - played with one hand tied behind its back. The instrumental trio strips stoner rock down to two basses and drums, and explores the same landscapes and themes with these limitations. Down to bare bones, these sounds become interesting again, as Bridesmaid is able to provide maximum punch and heaviness, and prove how unnecessary guitar and vocals are if all you are looking for is sonic brutality. Chokey and Mortimur open.(SAFE BET)

The Summit

9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30

2216 Summit St.,