Mastodon and Wild Flag at Fitzgerald's

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Mastodon on the stage upstairs at Fitzgerald's is like a bull in a china closet, an anaconda in a cage full of mice, or at least John Travolta in a room full of handsome men. In the weeks leading up to the sold-out Mastodon gig, the metal community in Houston shook their collective heads and bearding in wonder. How would such a titanic band fit inside a venue more suited for groups like The Drums, St. Vincent, and Iron & Wine. Who would survive and what would be left of them? Read our review to find out. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES