Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Friday March 17 2017
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• 21 AND OVER
Rock, Metal, Alternative
heavy psych metal
DJ Rob Metal
Dango, Ozo, Incognito
-from Örebro, Sweden
- Probably the best band in the world!
”The best band that’s ever existed”
– JOSH HOMME of QOTSA, KYUSS
(quote from the Truckfighters film)
“Truckfighters blast your ears with their unique take on modern rock”
– METAL HAMMER
“…The power and charm to make society grind to a halt…“
“Putting more rock energy into a single performance than a good proportion of bands do into a career’s worth of shows…”
If you are interested in groovy, stoner-influenced, progressive and melodic hard rock you probably know about Truckfighters already. “The best band that ever existed” as Josh Homme said in the 2011 “fuzzomentary” Truckfighters. You might also know the story about how Niklas ‘Dango‘ Källgren teamed up with bassist and vocalist Oskar ‘Ozo’ Cedermalm in a worn down rehearsal space in Örebro, Sweden in 2001 and how the first song they ever recorded, Desert Cruiser, since then has gone on to become a desert rock anthem. You probably also know that the band itself has gone on to release four full length albums and played sold out shows on four continents.
-from THE DESERT, CA
-Influenced by everything from the psychedelic to the folkloric, jazz, hard rock, roots punk, world music, the sound of this trio while hard to describe is visual and cinamatic , heavy and melancholy. driving & daydreaming.
The Yawning Man song "Catamaran" was recorded by the influencial hard rock/ desert rock band Kyuss, on thier 3rd album "And The Circus Leaves Town". The first full length Lp from Yawning Man "Rock Formations" released in 2006 would come almost 20 years after the bands organic beginnings. With Gary Arce on guitars , Alfredo Hernandez on drums and Mario Lalli on Bass . The bands soulful cinematic sound even stronger after so many years. Other releases from the band include the Ep "Pot Head" with the addition of fellow desert musician Billy Cordell on Bass. The band is currently writing and recording their next full length record which will be released in 2014.
Yawning Man are quite a different musical beast from those they inspired. Drawing heavily from the SST roster of artists which set the world ablaze in the 1980s – Black Flag, Minutemen, Meat Puppets – their music is caught in the nexus of surf, psychedelia, Krautrock and the Spaghetti Western soundscapes of Ennio Morricone. Or, if you will, a missing link between the worlds of Dick Dale, Syd’s ‘Floyd, instrumental Black Flag and Pell Mell.
Alex Wein – Vocals/Guitar Tony Campos – Guitar/Vocals Sean Nishi – Bass/Vocals Joaquin Ridgell – Drums/Vocals
-from Oakland, CA
DJ Rob Metal
-from San Francisco, CA
-* A Vinyl Junkie and Purveyor of Extreme Metal ,Stoner Rock and the rest of
the Dysfunctional Family Tree.
* May have been seen at thee Parkside, The Knockout, The Fillmore, and
various other venues who cater to the genre.
Seems to be found at The Bottom of the Hill & DNA Lounge.