Friday, March 28:  things will be getting LOUD at Williamsburg’s Bar Matchless as a host of regional bands falling somewhere on the stoner/blues/doom/psych spectrum tear through the sadly-bereft-of-stoner/blues/doom/psych town of Brooklyn.  Check out the poster, whose straight-to-the-point, wizard-and-goat motif outlines with no room for doubt the highly Satanic nature of this event.  All four of these bands light shit the fuck up, so if you’re sick of genres ending in “-gaze”, this is the perfect chance for you to open your ears to something a bit more visceral, a bit more sinister…

More details and event info below.

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Gozu first appeared on the scene in 2008 with the the release of their seven track EP. Consisting of members of bands such asWargasm and Triphammer, Gozu laid down the rock but also brought the groove on songs such as the human-empowerment anthem “Rise Up” and D.A.R.E.-baiting “Meth Cowboy”.  Fronted by the man with a plan, Marc Gaffney, aka Gaff, who has the pipes Chris Cornell used to possess before he started modeling men’s cologne, Gozu plays the sort of rock tailor made to be blasted out on radio airwaves nationwide, a la early Queens of the Stone Age. It’s the kind of rock music that pulls up alongside you while you’re walking down the street minding your own business, demands that you “get in the f@*ing car”, proceeds to drive 90 mph down the wrong side of the highway, and then drops you off miles from home at some abandoned rest stop.

Wasted Theorys band interested include beer, and your sister.  Not necessarily in that order.

From the wasteland known as the Ohio Valley comes Doctor Smoke, a four piece hard rock/heavy metal band featuring members Matt Tluchowski (Vocals,Guitars), Steve Lehocky (Lead Guitar), Cody Cooke (Drums), and Albert Park (Bass). The quartet draws its influence from the classic, guitar driven sounds of early heavy metal, while throwing their own modernized spin on the genre.

Reign of Zaius is the twisted by-product of a future Ape experiment gone bad.

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