Scuzzy Yeti, Cortez, Il Mostro, Wrought Iron Hex

Fat Togue & Deatkiss Radio present:

Scuzzy Yeti

Cortez

Il Mostro

Wrought Iron Hex

Sat 1.12.19

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Scuzzy Yeti
Scuzzy Yeti
Scuzzy Yeti plays heavy handed rock & roll with nods to 70s progressive rock, psychedelic and hard blues. Originally formed as a recording project in 2015, it soon morphed into a live band by early 2016. Original singer Nate Keyes was replaced by Chris Wells that Spring and they spent the summer playing local NH and regional shows. In October they recorded 5 songs at Sonelab in Easthampton, MA with Justin Pizzoferrato(Dinosaur Jr., Elder) which was released in early 2017 as their self titled EP.
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
Il Mostro
Il Mostro
Il Mostro is:

Shane: drums
Rob: gits
Johnny Machine: gits
Sinn: bass
Mike: vox
Wrought Iron Hex
Frustrated by yet another one of his bands ending, Jason Hurache Foster had decided to take a few years off from music and follow other passions. But the desire to write and create songs crept back in, and soon after he started to write music again with a recording project in mind. Acoustic jams started in the living room of his Allston condo almost weekly, and these often included his long time friend Scott Guthrie on bass. After a few years of honing these songs, it was time to make it a real band. The pair ran an ad on Craigslist looking for a drummer and quickly heard from Phil Grenier, a seasoned musician who resided just south of Boston. Phil had a lot of experience playing in various bands around New England and California, and became an invaluable addition to the band. With the trio now complete, the band started to rehearse the songs that Foster had written the past several years, and the music started to take its intended hard rock sound. As the band started recording sessions at The Bog in Allston, MA in 2011, discussions of taking the band from a recording-only project, to a live band where had, and shows where starting to be played. The studio recordings where completed in 2012, with the debut EP "III" released March 21st, 2012. The band played many shows around the northeast US in 2012-2013, before Phil retired from the band after the 11/9/13 show. In February 2014, well known Boston drummer Jack Snyder signed on as the replacement for Grenier, bringing his extensive playing and touring experience to the band. This version of the band played a few shows in the spring and early summer of 2014, before long time bassist Scott Guthrie left the band to move to the SE US. He has since been replaced by the talented and versatile Brian Keane on bass. This new rhythm section brought a fresh approach to the bands songs and performances. The addition of Jack and Brian also brought about a new phase in the band, adding a different flavor to the music, and a more collaborative approach to the songwriting. This version of Wrought Iron Hex Played regularly all over the Northeast US through June 2017. The band is now currently gigging with guest drummers as the search for a permanent replacement continues.
Venue Information:
O'Brien's Pub
3 Harvard Ave
Boston, MA, 02134
http://obrienspubboston.com/