Mothership

Mothership

Black Pussy, Beastmaker, Slow Season, Year of the Cobra

Sat Mar 18 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Funhouse

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Mothership
Mothership
Supersonic intergalactic heavy rock trio Mothership based out of Dallas, Texas give a real sense of hope that all is well in the universe, and that pure honest rock and roll has once again returned to this planet on a mission to unite true believers. Consisting of brothers Kyle Juett on bass/lead vocals, Kelley Juett on guitar/vocals, and Judge Smith on drums, these guys have created a unique sound that satisfies like a steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden, blended with the southern swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top, paired with a deadly chalice of Black Sabbath. Mothership’s goal from the beginning has been to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style of the ’70′s, updated and amped up for the modern day. The band has been non-stop road warriors since the release of their debut album in February 2013 on Ripple Music successfully invading the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe playing either on festival stages, night clubs, or outdoors under the sun at motorcycle parties. This heavy rock juggernaut has only just begun their tear across the universal cosmos and have no plans of ever slowing down. Do not miss your chance to hop on board and TRIP ON THE SHIP.
Black Pussy
Black Pussy
*NOTE*
Black Pussy does not condone or endorse any sexism, racism, ageism, violence, or any other douchebaggery that has been spoiling the party since the party started. If you are offended by the band's name please refer to the following quote...

"Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them."
-Robertson Davies

When The Rolling Stones wrote their classic track "Brown Sugar" it was originally titled "Black Pussy," but record-label politics got in the way: It was deemed too offensive and the powers at work refused to put it out. So the band had to change the name to something that was easier for the general public to swallow.

At least that's how the legend goes.

For Dustin Hill, the creative mastermind and songwriter behind Black Pussy, it sounded like a fantastic band name. It encapsulates exactly what the band is: a sex-charged, '70s-influenced, hide-your-daughters-because-they're-coming-to-town rock 'n' roll band that sounds like Tarantino directing a Thin Lizzy video in the low desert. Considering the name comes from a song that directly speaks out against racism, Hill isn't willing to entertain the notion that the band intends to offend anyone.

Black Pussy's heavy, bluesy sound and clear influences of Kyuss, Hendrix and The Who have found a niche in the ever-growing, global stoner-rock movement. The band exclusively uses vintage Sunn gear, pushing a massive 44 speakers when playing live and tends to land shows with the heaviest, sludgiest bands in the Portland, Oregon scene. However, their classic, upbeat, relentlessly hooky tracks
have led to Hill coining the phrase "stoner pop," like The Cars meets Black Sabbath. The band's catchy music tends to seduce anyone, even those who walk in off the street after seeing the intriguing band name on the marquis of the venue.

Black Pussy's 2012 debut album On Blonde is Hill's baby: It was written and mostly recorded by him alone, though guitarist Ryan McIntire, drummer Dean Carroll, bassist Aaron Poplin and keyboardist Keith O'Dell were later added to the band. The record, which kicks off with the rip of a bong and sounds like a drug-riddled midnight misadventure in a '70s muscle car, has carried them through successful
and nearly endless touring of the U.S for the past year and a half, and even found its way across the ocean as well: The track "Blow Some Steam Off" ended up on the February 2013 Metal Hammer compilation.

This year will see two new releases from Black Pussy: Their contact high-inducing, 22-minute psychedelic opus "Galaxies" will appear on a split release with the band biblical proof of UFOs, and their much-lusted-for sophomore album, Less Info More Mojo, which was recorded and produced in the California desert by stoner-rock legend Brant Bjork, will be out in the fall. White Orange, Hill's heavier project, will also be releasing an EP entitled Onawa on August 6.

Additionally, Black Pussy will be touring extensively with ex-Kyuss legends Vista Chino this fall.
Beastmaker
Beastmaker
Beastmaker began in the Spring of 2014 in Fresno, CA with Trevor William Church on guitar and vocals, John Tucker on bass and Andres Alejandro Saldate on drums.
 
Beastmaker's inspiration came from bands such as Black Sabbath, Pentagram, St. Vitus and Witchfinder General.  With this inspiration, they began crafting their own take on the classic doom genre.  A large portion of their inspiration also came from classic horror films from the 1960's and 70's, such as, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Black Sunday and Tombs of the Blind Dead.
 
The band spent most of their first year writing, recording demos and playing a handful of shows. They have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with bands such as Sleepy Sun, Ape Machine, Black Pussy, Church of Misery, Slow Season and The Midnight Ghost Train. 
 
After the release of their first e.p. titled "You Must Sin," they caught the attention of Rise Above Records owner, Lee Dorian.  After hearing them, Lee immediately signed them to his record label, which was only one month after the e.p.'s release.  Beastmaker's debut album "Lusus Naturae" from Rise Above Records is due to be released early 2016.
Slow Season
Press "play" on Slow Season's second full-length album MOUNTAINS, and you might just forget what era you're in. It could very well be the sixties, seventies, or now. It almost doesn't matter though because this is hypnotic, heavy, and howling rock 'n' roll that defies both musical and temporal categorization.

The Central California quartet – Daniel Rice (vocals, guitar), David Kent (guitar), Hayden Doyel (bass), and Cody Tarbell (drums) – scale new heights, while recognising where it all began.

"I'd love for people to wonder if this record is actually from 1969," grins Cody. "We wanted to capture that spirit. That was the goal."

In order to do so, the musicians holed up in Cody's home studio, which actually doubles as his parents' garage, and cut Mountains ten tracks throughout the course of early 2014. Hayden had just returned home from a short detour at college in Idaho before recognizing he belonged jamming with his brothers. Officially back in the fold, excitement to record proved pervasive. Moving when inspiration struck, they actually recorded the songs live on reel-to-reel tape. Eschewing the digital mindset of today and not even uttering the words "Pro Tools", everything was caught on analog, giving the music a crackling kinetic energy.

"I like everything associated with reel-to-reel," Cody goes on. "I love the sound. I like the mojo that comes along with it."

"Working with the limitations of tape really pushed us to play our best," adds Daniel. "You have to prioritize your ideas. You can't layer too much on there. You also have to nail the takes. You don't get to go back and cut paste. You have to feel it when you're playing it. When everything comes together, it really shines because we're all playing together on tape."

They lock in during the album opener and first single, Sixty-Eight. It snaps into a bluesy riff and bombastic beat before Daniel lets out a soaring refrain and a screeching solo roars. "We wanted to nod back to Led Zeppelin," the vocalist says. "We managed to get this really big sound in the garage. It's very organic and natural. The subject matter is pretty gnarly, and I'd encourage everyone to take a close listen to the lyrics."

That mystique carries over to the hazy Synanon, which details the exploits of a mountain cult nearby where the boys reside. Meanwhile, Endless Mountain drives forward on robust guitars and propulsive drums. It also reflects the overarching theme inherent within the title.

"Mountains embody a few things," explains Daniel. "They're difficult, seemingly insurmountable, and bigger than us. They're both foreboding and beautiful at the same time. I had been doing a lot of hiking and backpacking in the higher Sierra Nevada. It all fit together. We live right next to Sequoia National Park, and we go up there all the time. We connect with the idea of man versus nature."

SLOW SEASON first emerged in 2012 with their self-titled debut. Supported by shows throughout California and nationally, they began to garner palpable buzz. Now, Mountains kicks off their next chapter. However, they'll continue to exist within an epoch of their own.

Daniel leaves off, "I want people to walk away knowing there's integrity behind the music, the process, the words being sung, and the notes being played. We love what we do, and we hope that listeners do too."
Year of the Cobra
Year of the Cobra
Venue Information:
Funhouse
109 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/