OM Channels the Divine at The August Hall
Om August Hall February 26, 2019 Photos by Elizabeth Gohr The considerate gift to observe OM was presented at The August Hall, a recently revamped historic music venue in downtown San Francisco. To see OM live isn't quite just some entertainment on a Tuesday night but an extremely beneficial opportunity to partake on a unique musical experience with the sound healing and mystical guidance from bassist Al Cisneros, also of Bay Area band Sleep. When the doom titans stepped away from Sleep in the late 90s, the members left no stone unturned and the formation of such essential side projects took place. Cisneros and the original drummer from Sleep, Chris Hakius, initially formed OM in 2003 with the core fundamentals of bass and drums possessing the ability to summon colossal rhythmic collisions from beyond and infused with the inspiration and gathered knowledge from Eastern philosophies and theologies. After Hakius' decision to retire altogether, Grails' drummer Emil Amos was recruited and