Joy, Red Octopus, Grill Cloth, DJ Hackk/DJ Goosebumps
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
From the smoldering ashes of punk rock powerhouse Annihilation Time, which festered for a year and a half in a downtown Oakland flop house noted for once housing bands like High on Fire and Drunk Horse, rises the Lecherous Gaze. Steeping themselves in the Hendrix-tripped guitar-god worship of bombastic 70's rock and the primordial 60s rockin' rawness of Chuck Berry, Graham Clise and company's hard-core of Flag and Sabbath worship has congealed into a sticky sweet nug of potent hard rock hash. New front man Lakis Panagiotopulos's soulful timbres, inspiring comparisons to the legendary larynges of Joey Ramone and Glenn Danzig, layer over the punishing grooves of Chris Grande and Noel Sullivan, as mad axe man Clise shreds his Marshalls to their breaking points. Spending 2010 in a pupal stage of cooking up their jams into a frenzy-inducing stew of awesomeness, while members worked fill-in gigs for the likes of Saviours, Witch and Sweet Apple, Lecherous Gaze have transmuted into the perfect beast to carry rock and roll into the 2012 Armageddon.
travellin' down the long, open road of musical open-ness, Red Octopus
freely structures their tunes with an inter-ordinary mold of electric,
near-drowning bass and guitar, framed around lead-filled, powerfull
drumming. The trio currently are uniquely stamping their trade as a
surly band of psych-cultivators, while carousing carelessly in the new
up-coming underground psychedelic-rock scene. Early Sabbath is surely a no-miss influence amongst Spencer(dr), Bill(b) and Gabe(gtr), however 70's kraut rock outfit, Can, is guaranteed a taste Red Octopus uses to fancy their heavy-psych palette. "Beauty of the Cosmonaut Apocalypse" on their self-made debut EP, sounds
as if warlord legends, Hawkwind were spiritually lending inspiration,
while UK kings, Budgie tends to fight through the riffs to aid in
ear-splitting shredliness......With a summer '09 tour under their belts, and having opened for like-minded bands, Earthless and Astra, Red Octopus is genuinely a band who wants nothing other than to perform live and nothing short of slowing down.....
sweep me off my feet. sweep you off your feet.