For some time now, Californian Psych junkie Zach Oakley has wanted to team up with his percussionist brother Matt, and this wish has finally materialised with new project Volcano. Debut album The Island (Tee Pee Records) is a million miles away from the weird Blues of Harsh Toke, Joy, and Loom, from where the quintet has been culled: introducing African rhythms to whacked-out jams and creating an unusual yet vibrant concoction.Continue reading →
The Shrine (L to R: Courtland Murphy (bass), Jeff Murray (drums) and Josh Landau (guitar / vocals)
California “Destroyers of Rock N Roll” The Shrine have announced their forthcoming spring North American tour, with dates posted below.
Mar 16: Beerland – Austin, TX (SXSW – 6PM as part of “Heavy Metal Cage Match” w/ American Sharks, Eagle Claw, Elder, etc.) Mar 18: Spiderhouse Ballroom – Austin, TX (SXSW – 9PM) Mar 20: The North Door – Austin, TX (SXSW -w/ Kadavar, Ruby the Hatchet, Elder, Castle, etc.) Mar 21: Gypsy Lounge – Austin, TX (SXSW – 2PM as part of Thrasher + Converse “Death Match” w/ OM, Goatsnake, The Skull, etc.) Mar 21: The Lost Well – Austin, TX (SXSW – 11PM as part of “Heavy Metal Parking Lot 2” w/ The Skull, Weedeater, Ruby The Hatchet, etc.)
West Coast “Worship Tour” * All dates also include Dirty Fences
Apr 02: The Casbah – San Diego, CA (w/ Loom) Apr 03: The Paper Agency – Los Angeles, CA Apr 04: Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA (w/ Banquet) Apr 05: Analog Cafe – Portland, OR Apr 06: Capitol Theater Backstage – Olympia, WA (w/ Mos Generator) Apr 07: SBC – Vancouver, BC (w/ Black Wizard) Apr 08: One Six Boardshop – Victoria, BC (w/ Black Wizard) Apr 09: Barboza – Seattle, WA Apr 10: Dante’s – Portland, OR (w/ JOY) Apr 11: Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA Apr 12: Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA (w/ Blasting Concept)
Psycho California is now set for May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA with Sleep, Pentagram and Cult Of Luna as headliners.
The rest of the previously announced acts include:
Kylesa Earth OM Russian Circles Orange Goblin Bedemon Conan Eyehategod Indian Earthless Pallbearer Crowbar Stoned Jesus Old Man Gloom Cave In Acid Witch Truckfighters Tombs Bang Electric Citizen Coffinworm SubRosa Eagle Twin Mammatus True Widow Anciients Bellwitch Lord Dying Death By Stereo Radio Moscow Ancient Altar Samsara Blues Experiment Elder Mothership The Well Deathkings Wo Fat Rozamov Destroyer of Light Highlands Bloodmoon Slow Season Crypt Trip Lords of Beacon House Tumbleweed Dealer Sinister Haze Blackout Red Wizard Banquet Loom