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Red Fang have shared a video for their brand new cover of Gary Numan’s Tubeway Army 1978 classic jam ‘ Listen to the Sirens’. Watch the official music video directed by Ray Gordon now.
Before you sink your teeth into this, let me make a quick disclaimer for those of you looking for a standard review. This ain’t it. If you want to read, ad nauseam, about each band that played, who was good, who wasn’t, what songs they played or how many bands are “female fronted,” have female members or where any of these bands are from I can guarantee you a quick internet search will get you your fix somewhere. If you are looking for someone to tell you what any of the bands sound like, look like or act like then here is a novel idea, buy their music, go to a show and form an opinion for yourself. No offense intended to anyone writing something like that or looking for that kind of thing but you won’t find it here because I don’t feel like writing something everyone else has or will. (Offense intended to anyone still finding some ridiculous need to write or read about bands being “female fronted.” Fuck off.)
Oh, also there will be naughty words. Continue reading
Psycho Las Vegas 2017 will be taking place from August 18th-20th at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. The initial lineup seemed to feature every band ever, but now they’ve added Mastodon as the final headliner, and it’s officially one of the sickest bills ever created. Continue reading
Hopscotch Music Festival, dubbed “America’s (Secretly) Best Festival” and “the premiere experimental and underground festival in America,” returns September 10-12, 2015, to downtown Raleigh, NC at Raleigh City Plaza. Confirmed artists performing include:
Birds of Avalon
Cakes Da Killa
Cloud Becomes Your Hand
Dad & Dad
Flock of Dimes
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Hank Wood & The Hammerheads
Ian William Craig
Jake Xerxes Fussell
Jenks Miller & Rose Cross NC
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler
Must Be The Holy Ghost
Natalie Prass and the Spacebomb Orchestra
New Music Raleigh: Music by Oscar Bettison and Evan Ziporyn
Old Man Gloom
Phil Cook presents Southland Mission
Steve Gunn & The Black
TV on the Radio
Wizard Rifle are back with the new album Here In The Deadlights with the promise to continue the demand of tearing down the conventional ways of music.
The album begins in an atmospheric way reminding post-metal soundscapes, but it ends to burst with a powerful and cacophonic rock with some sludge metal nuances. We also can find some punk influences, like in the track ‘Buzzsaw Babes’, but always with the sludge pinch in the song’s height.
The bass guitar has an important, robust and distorted presence helping the tracks to have a full and fat global sound, sometimes even accompanying the guitars. There are also two vocalists performing at the same time, but they don’t deviate a lot between each other – it’s like two in one. Once again, the punk guidance is very present in the vocal’s department.
In ‘Paul The Sky Tyrant’ we can attend to more traditional doom moments which go from the vocals themselves to the sluggish guitar riffs that are so characteristic of the genre. Still regarding this song, we even have time to witness a final passage delivered by twin guitars. In spite of the initial phase comprised by a weird and disturbing rock, the album evolves to a truly doom personality sometimes headed by a lead guitar without losing sight about the distorted and heavy background. Still, we will be pleased with a jazz oriented passage in the beginning of the track ‘Psychodynamo’ in which improvisation really seems to rule.
In the end, and after some listening, I believe it’s hard to label Wizard Riffle and in fact it’s always quite square when a band encloses itself in one single genre or style. Let’s say that Wizard Riffle are influenced by doom, sludge and rock, but always with an experimental vision and very unique of opened minds to the unknown that are commanded by the impulse of create the maximum discomfort towards the conventional.
West Coast noise rock/psych doom exhibitionists Wizard Rifle have started their November tour behind their Here In The Deadlights album, out via Seventh Rule Recordings. The album was tracked by band guitarist Max Dameron at Breakfast Studio in Los Angeles, CA, then toiled over for a year, with Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, Melvins) and Jesse Johnstone mixing.
WIZARD RIFLE Fall Tour 2014:
Nov 14: Time Out Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
Nov 15: Gary’s Place – Tucson, AZ
Nov 16: Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
Nov 18: Silver Dollar – Texarkana, TX
Nov 19: Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
Nov 20: Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
Nov 21: The Jinx – Savannah, GA
Nov 22: Slim’s – Raleigh, NC
Nov 23: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
Nov 25: Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 26: Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY