Conflict of Interest Tonight at the Funhouse - Stranger Metal
posted by April 3 at 11:33 AMon
Normally I wouldn’t talk about a show my band was playing because it’s in bad form / conflict of interest / heinous / etc. but this is a special occasion. Tonight’s Funhouse show is also the first performance by fellow Stranger Aaron Edge’s new band Swearengen. Since there are two of us playing tonight I figure the conflicts cancel each other out, right? -1 x -1 = +metal show.
Swearengen is the duo of Edge (Iamthethorn, Grievous) and drummer Rob Lovell (Spitting Teeth, Positively Negative). They just recorded a one song, 14 minute demo of heavy, brooding doom metal taking influence from bands like Yob, Engine Kid, Cavity, Sleep, Iceburn and Khanate. They sound as brutal as the murderous cocksucker from whom they got their name.
Also playing tonight are bar rock miscreants Thunderbird Motel. They sound, as their name would imply, like a dirty, semen crusted mattress. Making their way across the mountains from Spokane are another Neurosis/Sleep influenced metal act, Merrick Diaries. And these assholes are playing too. Should be a good time.