Atlanta’s own The El Camino’s started the night with their brand of Ramones inspired Punk / Garage rock .This is the second time I have seen The El Caminos and both times they have
delivered a high power set of great driving, power punk ,rock and roll.
Singer John Garrison commands the stage with his swagger and lets you know he’s in control of your rock-n-roll destiny for the night. If you have not seen this local group live you need to, they deliver the goods.
Next up was The Entrance Band. They just finished up as openers for Sonic Youth. The Entrance Band played songs off their new release from Ecstatic Peace records, which was started by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.
This trio of singer/guitarist Guy Blakeslee, drummer Derek James and bassist Paz Lenchantin, spins around the fabric of the stoner rock genre with a patchwork of punk, wispy blues and Hendrix laced psychedelia.
Guys Blakeslee playing was unabashed waves of psychedelic jams interwoven with Paz Lenchantin low end, fuzzed bass runs. Paz was also in the original incarnation of the band, A Perfect Circle featuring Tool’s frontman Maynard James Keenan.
They swirled through a great set of their song and gave thanks to the inspired crowd that was bound by their psychic allure.
Nebula was formed by Eddie Glass after he left Fu Manchu. The band is one of the kings of the Underground L.A rock scene with their sound in the bluesy end of the stoner rock spectrum.
They came out and laid waste on my eardrums with their overdriven, feedback-heavy psychedelic rock. They are supporting their new release Heavy Psych.
Eddie Glass’s genius is his poised, heavy blues, space rock, riff proficiency.
After the first song Eddie let the crowd know that their drummer bailed on them four days ago and the new drummer Adam Kriney had flow down from NY and had two days to learn the set. This made for a short set but they tore through burners like ‘Full Throttle’’ and ‘Let it burn’ and slow doom laden songs like ‘The Other Side’
The new drummer and Bass Player Tom Davies meshed well for the short time they have had together and really didn’t miss a beat.
My favorite songs was ‘Giant’ in which they laid waste with Eddie Glass’s incendiary space riffs and Tom’s heavy, rib-shaking bass runs that envisions a race through the stratosphere with a heavy resin trail.
This was the first time for me seeing Nebula and they are one of those bands that are far better live than on record. Their whole vibe and energy just explodes live and that is not quite captured on the records.
Eddie Glass may not be know as a guitar hero and he brilliantly conjures up raucous , fuzz-wah ,doom laden riffs which channels into his live performances.
A great show by all three bands.
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