September Mourning at the Whisky: Egyptian-themed L.A, alt-metal crew Ra play a hometown show, and they’re bringing comic book-friendly rockers September Mourning with them. Stitched Up Heart, Above Snakes, Royalty Kult, Bantamweight and CTIV also play. 

We chatted to Emily Lazar of September Mourning back in 2018, about the band’s concept. “Everything is surrounded and wrapped around this one character and this storyline. It flows into all types of media. That’s how it was birthed. I came up with the concept of this whole thing, and I pitched it to Marc Silvestri, over at Top Cow Comics, and he was like, ‘That’s a crazy idea, to do something that grandiose, but let’s fucking do it.’ Marc became my business partner on the comic book side — we developed the storyline, came up with the characters together, and released the first three issues through Top Cow starting about two and a half years ago. The graphic novel with all four trades comes out in January of 2019. That’s going to be published through Image Comics, which is the parent company of Top Cow.”

Of the sound, she said: ““We’re trying to bring the more modern sounds of pop and hip-hop into hard rock and do it our way. That’s where we’re going with it. I think it’s an interesting sound. We still have heaviness in it. A little bit of that heavy Deftones feel to it. It’s almost soundtrack-y sounding. But it’s all very much September Mourning.”

September Mourning at the Whisky: The event takes place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 at the Whisky A Go Go.


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