The Sword

"Not to be confused with the Canadian heavy metal band from the late '80s, named simply Sword, the Sword are a retro-metal four-piece hailing from -- of all places -- the singer/songwriter oasis of Austin, TX. First conceived in 2003, the Sword really hit their stride about a year later, when founding vocalist and guitarist J.D. Cronise joined forces with guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie, and drummer Trivett Wingo, and made a much raved-over appearance at Austin's famed SXSW festival. National touring stints with everyone from Clutch to indie rock darlings ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead followed, and by mid-2005 the Sword had been picked up by New York-based indie label Kemado Records, with their much-anticipated debut album, Age of Winters, appearing early the next year. Before completing their second album, they contributed two songs (one original and one Led Zeppelin cover) to a split 12" EP with Swedish heavy rockers Witchcraft in November 2007. Gods of the Earth arrived in spring 2008. Changing their muse from fantasy to science fiction, the Sword released Warp Riders in 2010, a concept album featuring an original narrative written by the band."

Slowpoke Rodriguez

Hailing from the northwest Florida panhandle, Slowpoke Rodriguez is a four piece southern/stoner metal group focusing on their southern roots, and they are sure to turn heads. Beav Kenoyer keeps proving that unintelligible vocal delivery is second to none in their genre. Matt Boyden pursues dirty electric guitar riffs showing his blues influences in a minor key tonality. Brandon Mckendrick shows prominent drums and mild rythmic syncopation that will keep peoples heads moving every show. And the newest edition to the group is bassist Greg Hammac, bringing tasty, melodic bass lines to beef up the slow and low of each song. Slowpoke Rodriguez will infect your brain with a good, solid riff, and you will continue to come back for more.

$18.00 - $20.00


This event is all ages * General Admission * Standing Room Only- Any Available Seating Will Be On A Strictly First Come/ First Serve Basis * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian *

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The Sword with Slowpoke Rodriguez

Monday, January 6 · Doors 7:30 PM at Vinyl Music Hall