Cortez, Test Meat, David Age & The Regrets, Phenomenal Sun

Cortez

Test Meat

David Age & The Regrets

Phenomenal Sun

Sat 2.3.18

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Cortez
Cortez
Cortez. Conqueror. Killer. Oppressor. Madman. The great god Quetzalcoatl returned as a blood-mad Spaniard. And now, head-cracking rock n' roll band. Take a listen, and it'll all make sense.

Formed in 2006 from the ashes of several of Boston's stoner rock and punk n' roll institutions, including Fast Actin' Fuses and Sin City Chainsaw, Cortez has taken everything good from their old bands and made them bigger, louder, and heavier than ever before. Borrowing their name (but precious little else) from Neil Young's classic and controversial song “Cortez the Killer,” the band has been electrifying local stages with a pulverising live show and an arsenal of instant-classics like "The Highlife," "Stone the Bastards," and "Floodwater Rising" that mix classic 70's hard rock with rumbling, doomy stoner-metal. With influences ranging from the proto-metal fuzz of Cactus and Deep Purple to sludge-masters the Melvins and speed-weed monsters High on Fire, this is a band that's done its homework, and its sound stretches back through the decades, a timeless throb of heavy metal thunder and endless, rolling grooves.

Regional success is one thing, but a band like Cortez can't be contained by the borders of Route 495. Cortez has recently signed with Belgian dope-rock label Buzzville, home to like-minded midnight ramblers like Artimus Pyledriver, Gonzalez, and Generous Maria. A new album titled Thunder In A Forgotten Town, produced by Marc Schleicher, head party-wrecker in the infamous Coke Dealer cartel, is due to land sometime this year. A six-track orgy of southern-fried riff n' roll, heavy on the acid-for-blood wah-wah and the thundertrain rhythm section propelling the whole bruising chain into the arena-burning stratosphere. For a band that's only been around for a year, they sound like they've already crashed their first private jet. This is thick, gristly rock music that sticks to your guts and leaves you clamoring for the next mind-frying riff, the next chest-thumping chorus, the next bout of shameless, heads-down superchug. Cortez is the real deal, brother. No wonder the estimable Arzgarth at Stonerrock.com wrote, "Cortez is rapidly becoming a killer band in Boston . If there’s such a thing as classic stoner rock, these guys are doing it." Said album was recorded in December of 2006 at New Alliance Studios, the same house of horrors that spawned seminal releases from blister-rock champs like Roadsaw, Cracktorch, Scissorfight, Throttlerod, and countless others. Soon then, the world.

So, what does Cortez want? The usual rock n' roll bullshit. Frothy crowds, brisk CD sales, six figure download numbers. Women, leather, and Hell. Mud n' blood. Power and Glory. And someday, they hope to tour with ZZ Top. Or at least play at a bar that has ZZ Top on the jukebox.

-Sleazegrinder
Test Meat
Test Meat
Darryl Shepard (KIND, Milligram, Blackwolfgoat) joined up with Aarne Victorine (UXO, Whitey, Easter Bloodhounds) and Michael Nashawaty (Planetoid, Bird Language, Slim and the Tank) in December of 2016 after months of false starts to bring Test Meat to life. Test Meat is here to play short, poppy, heavy, noisy rock songs for you. Sit back and enjoy.
David Age & The Regrets
David Age & The Regrets
Formerly the front man of Boston band Favorite Atomic Hero, David Age returns with a new lineup to pick up where FAH left off. Known for writing hooky, loud guitar rock, Age was brought out of retirement by friend Brian Jones(bass) after Jones heard some tracks that Age had written recently. Recruiting Dave Nesti on guitar and Victor Rucinski on drums rounded out the lineup.
Phenomenal Sun
Phenomenal Sun
Adam Luciano - vocals, guitar
Kyle Rasmussen - drums, vocals
Tim Brown - guitar
Kevin Boldwin - bass, vocals
Venue Information:
O'Brien's Pub
3 Harvard Ave
Boston, MA, 02134
http://obrienspubboston.com/