Sleep brings stoner rock to Logan Square

The band Sleep, legendary among fans of stoner rock, is playing a reunion show at Logan Square Auditorium tonight as part of the Adventures in Modern Music fest.

A subset of metal, stoner rock traces its roots to Black Sabbath. Sleep made two albums in the early ’90s before signing with London Records, which turned out to be the beginning of the end for the band. As the legend goes, Sleep produced a more than one-hour-long song called Dopesmoker. The record company refused to release the album, so the band trimmed the song to 52 minutes and renamed it Jerusalem. London refused to release the shorter album and the band split. Both Jerusalem (which was broken into parts) and Dopesmoker were released later.

Sleep guitarist Matt Pike went on to front High on Fire, while the other members, Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius, formed Om.

Dragonaut – Sleep

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