MAMMATUS

MAMMATUS

Mammatus is a band from the outer reaches of Santa Cruz County, California. Taking our name from the heaviest cloud found on our home planet, Mammatus harness instruments and amplifiers with the brave intent of transforming the natural beauty and massive fury that lies in the earth into acoustic energy. The sound that results from these explorations is an aural adventure, a sonic quest through the outer reaches of the natural and spiritual worlds. Mammatus use ROCK music in an effort to communicate with our fellow humans, because it the most overwhelmingly exciting and powerful sound we have discovered so far. We ROCK because we must! There is no medium more mind melting, more body banging, more…AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRHHHHHH!!!! than pure, LOUD, HEAVY, INSANE ROCK AND ROLL! That is why we must use every resource available; push our minds and bodies to the outer limits, so that we can make sure we are exciting ourselves and others with new, creative, pure, adventurous ROCK music. We play it how we like it, really really loud, lots of ridiculous guitar leads, thick heavy headbangin' riffs, proggy groovin', and plenty of weird stuff. We're doing the best we can, honestly. We love to rock and we do it for YOU. We want you to feel this thing that we feel. Just let yourself smile as wide as you can, let your mind EXPLODE! DANCE! JUMP! SCREAM! We're exploring. Rock and roll exploring. Let's go exploring together.

Residual Echoes' 10th Anniversary Party

Started by guitarist and leader Adam Payne, Residual Echoes are a band that lives by the credo- ‘more is more’. Alchemical electric guitar energy distilled into a masterful rock stew informed as much by the 70s as the 90s. They temper the melodic sludge of Dinosaur Jr. & Black Sabbath with cerebral guitar histrionics ala Frank Zappa & Robert Fripp. They are a Progressive Rock band in the true sense of the term, progressing beyond their origins into something more universal, primal and now.

Their 4th release for the Holy Mountain label, “The Middle Path”, carves out different territory for the group as they indulge in their psychedelic proto-metal (Bush Pij) and Krautrock-meets-Meat Puppets (A Marriage) tendencies. Plus there’s flute! 2013 celebrates their 10th year of activity and a joining of forces w/ Matthew Clark, mastermind behind the ‘Secret Museum of Kind Men’ 7″ series and drummer for stoner-rock legend Wino’s Premonition 13 and D.C.’s much missed Ostinato.

$12 adv / $15 door

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MAMMATUS with Residual Echoes' 10th Anniversary Party, Peace (Jeff Davies from Brian Jonestown Massacre)

Saturday, July 13 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Chapel