Best Reason to Wear Earplugs: Deafheaven
In the small and acoustically challenging Gotham Tent, San Francisco black metal outfit Deafheaven played a highly anticipated early-afternoon set. For those less familiar with last year's Sunbather, it was completely unanticipated how loud the band would be. As a rowdy pit formed toward the front of the stage, it was shocking that everyone's ears weren't bleeding. Then again, with a name like Deafheaven, we can't say they didn't warn us. C.D.