Desert Generator, Red Fang, Brant Bjork and The Low Desert Punk Band, Acid King, Golden Void, Ecstatic Vision

Rolling Heavy Presents

Desert Generator

Red Fang

Brant Bjork and The Low Desert Punk Band

Acid King

Golden Void

Ecstatic Vision

Sat, April 9, 2016

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pm

This event is all ages

Desert Generator
Desert Generator
Tickets are General Admission and Non Refundable
OUTDOOR SHOW

NO Outside Alcohol allowed.
Set times subject to change.

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A heavy, psychedelic, rock & roll happening.
Rolling Heavy Magazine; Allnight, Allnight; and Brant Bjork present:

DESERT GENERATOR and THE ROLLING HEAVY VAN SHOW
Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Saloon, The Pioneertown Corrals

Custom vans, killer bands, hanging and camping out all weekend with new and old buddies, cheersing and generally getting rad in the Southern California desert. Concert Tickets are on sale. If you were there in 2016, you know you gotta be there. If you missed it, well, you know you can’t make that mistake again. We are so stoked about this band lineup!

EARTHLESS
BRANT BJORK
ORCHID
THE SHRINE
BLACK RAINBOWS
Red Fang - (Set time: 9:50 PM)
Red Fang
Red Fang “You and your bros are cruising the strip in your van, drinking beer and generally tearing shit up. Great start to the night! You know what you need to do next? You need to Murder The Mountains with Red Fang. This album and every song on it gets a big thumbs up on the hell yeah meter because every next song makes you go “hell yeah!” and then reach for the volume knob. By the time you get to the last track, it’s gonna be loud as fuck in your van which is exactly as it should be on dudes night out. Red Fang will have you singing along with your head out the window like a dog who just ate your stash. And speaking of dogs, you gotta see the video for their song “Prehistoric Dog.” The thing is, you’re reading about how great this band is, how much you’re gonna love this record – and you will, because it is badass – but what you probably don’t know yet is just how hilarious and awesome the band’s music videos are. Red Fang are four guys from Portland, Oregon and they are makers of really cool videos. They are car smashing, milk gallon blasting, brewski-chugging, air guitar shredding, beer can armor-making, D&D nerd slaying rulers of the ‘tube and you will love every minute of it. Good thing is you and your buddies now have something fun to watch when you get home from painting the town with a red fang.” -Rolling Heavy Magazine

RED FANG is the latest effort from long time bros and collaborators Bryan Giles (Last of the Juanitas, Party Time), Aaron Beam (Dark Forces, Lachrymator), David Sullivan (Party Time, facedowninshit, Shiny Beast) and John Sherman (Party Time, Bad Wizard, Trumans Water, All Night). The four have boiled down their disparate sounds to create the ONLY sound: RED FANG.

"I've known Red Fang for a long time — from before their very humble beginnings in 1972, even. I knew them in the early days when they were grody dirt wizards that you never wanted to see with their shirts off. But there we were in Teeksville, Vermont, at 4 a.m. After literally burning the club to the ground following their poorly attended set, I'm pounding on the door of the cutest little bed and breakfast you've ever laid eyes on with a very drunk and hungry Red Fang demanding a pancake breakfast — topless.

In the years since, a few things have changed: The band successfully rescued guitarist David Sullivan from a hoarding situation (featured on the "If The House Is a Rockin'..." episode of Hoarders),bassist/vocalist Aaron Beam received his master's degree in the Smooooth Sciences, guitarist/vocalist Bryan Giles started the world's first 100-perecent anti-organic farm in his kitchen, and drummer John Sherman has climbed Mt. Everest in the nude, making him only the third person ever to do so. And none of them wets the bed anymore! That's just the stuff that's been on the news. They've also been touring the world like mad, playing to thousands of sweaty, hygienically-challenged maniacs at festivals and non-ventilated venues alike. They've made several award-winning music videos that have lots and lots of views because they're hilarious and awesome. Then this spring, they jogged 14 miles round trip to the studio everyday for 666 days and recorded a new record called Whales and Leeches.

I caught up with guitarist Bryan Giles at his neighborhood coffee shop shortly after the band recorded Whales and Leeches and asked him what their influences were while recording the new material. Giles took a slow drink of his perfectly frothed cafe latte and thoughtfully replied, "What are you, a fucking cop?" Looking for a little more insight, I asked how he thought the band had grown since their last record. He replied, "I don't know who the fuck you are, man. If you don't stop bothering me, you're going to be eating that fucking iPad!" It's clear that there's a lot of excitement about Whales and Leeches in the Red Fang camp.

You're probably not saying to yourself, "So they kind of have their shit together, big deal! What does Whales and Leeches sound like?" because you're not reading this anymore. You've already started listening to the record, or you've decided you're more concerned with whether Bon Iver is still a thing or not. On the off chance that you're a college paper writer hungry for the red-hot scoop, here's some things to know about their new record that you should already be listening to and forming your own opinions about:

The record sounds very excellent and professional, you can tell that they've been practicing their instruments. Their songs sound more thought-out and trippier. Bryan and Aaron sound like they've gotten better at singing. Every song has a riff you like. Mike Scheidt from YOB sings on a song, so you're gonna like that. It sounds more mature, like good cheese or your Aunt Sharon. Do you want me to keep rubbing your ear crotch? Sorry, I'm kind of a tease! You're just going to have to take a few minutes to listen and let Red Fang's filthy hands take the wheel, then come up with your own adjectives and opinions. I think it's a great record and they're going to make folks proud. I hope they don't get all famous and stuck up and then the VH1 special and, oh Christ.

When reflecting on what the future might hold for Red Fang, I think drummer John Sherman slurred it best: "wchhy are yooo solllannngmm? Let's maake ths sitchoo-ashun AWESome!" You said it, John. This is definitely the year for Red Fang."

- Written by Jared Warren of The Melvins
Brant Bjork and The Low Desert Punk Band - (Set time: 8:20 PM)
Brant Bjork and The Low Desert Punk Band
Set Times are Subject To Change

Brant Bjork ... original desert boogieman decided to find a band to back his trip. Brant and his bros bring it. Organic Rock. It grooves. It Flows. It’s psychedelic. It’s tough. It’s beautiful. It’s Classic. Brant Bjork and his live band are guerrilla rock revolutionaries… taking back the rock and letting it roll.

Brant Bjork hails from Palm Desert, California, where he began gigging at the age of 13. By high school Brant had begun Kyuss with locals Josh Homme, Chris Cockrell, (later Nick Oliveri) and John Garcia. Kyuss was signed to Elektra and became the first desert rock band to achieve international success by spearheading a musical movement that brought heavy and psychedelic sounds back to rock and roll and served as a prototype for all “desert/stoner rock”. In 1993, Brant left Kyuss and moved to Humboldt to flip pizzas and play soccer. Too much rain moved him back to his natural habitat where he started an independent record label, EL CAMINO, played drums in hardcore punk band De-Con; and played guitar with desert legend Mario Lalli in Fatso Jetson. In 1996, Bjork hooked up again with Homme, to begin the DESERT SESSIONS saga and work on what became Queens Of The Stone Age. However, Brant decided to take the road less travelled and rock with his surf buddies Fu Manchu, an adventure that took him into the studio for five records and around the world in four years.

Feeling the need to embark on his own personal musical journey, in 1999 Brant released his first solo record, JALAMANTA, on premier independent label, MAN’s RUIN. (Re-released in 2003 on DUNA RECORDS.) This landscape record certainly has underlying rock elements, but is more of an embodiment of fluidity in motion between cool jazz, break beats and Rasta grooves. Bjork plays all of the instruments on the record and sings with such a quiet soul and conviction it not only confirms Bjork as one of the baddest rock drummers of our time, but also legitimises him as a premier talent on all levels. Bjork's follow-up and heaviest record, CH'E, was recorded and mixed in three days with Alfredo Hernandez (drums) and Dave Dinsmore (bass), and truly captures Brant’s classic rock & roll roots. In 2002, Brant released his third solo record, BRANT BJORK AND THE OPERATORS on DUNA RECORDS. The Operators record demonstrated Brant’s capabilities indicative of his formative years being spent in the 80’s underground and creates a low-brow, hi-fi approach to traditional new wave. This record convinces us that Cheech & Chong and The Cars must have had a love child… named Brant Bjork.

On Bjork’s fourth solo record, KEEP YOUR COOL, Brant rocks, swings and soars to new heights by cutting through the petty and getting back to the sweaty. This record takes you from insightful, unconcealed testimonials to getting laid in the back seat of a trans-am. With the momentum of these four highly diversified albums under his belt, Brant Bjork takes an even more interesting turn with his latest and most introspective and laid-back record to date, LOCAL ANGEL. With this record we are assured that Brant Bjork is first and foremost a songwriter, with drums taking a quiet backseat on this one. His bittersweet lyrics and warm vulnerability allows us to feel pains and emotions generally untapped in rock music. The first Brant Bjork and the Bros group record, SAVED BY MAGIC, was released in August 2005 on DUNA RECORDS, followed by SOMERA SOL in the Spring of 2007. In 2008 PUNK ROCK GUILT was the first release on Bjork’s new label LOW DESERT PUNK and his sixth solo release to date. Recorded in Dave Raphael’s fully analog basement studio in the outback forests of New Jersey, Punk Rock Guilt clearly expresses his need to make a no-bullshit and full-on rock record.

As a philosophy, artistically and otherwise, Brant Bjork has always stayed true to his Punk Rock roots as the corner-stone of his creative energy. "To do your own thing, your own way, for your own reasons". Being an independent artist with no shame and a keen sense of humor, Brant Bjork took the term Punk Rock Guilt and simply let it represent his personal Rock-n-Roll freedom.

In March 2010, a new album called GODS AND GODDESSES was released on LOW DESERT PUNK.

Brant Bjork and his band have toured for much of the past years all over Europe, The States, Canada, and Australia. Their live shows are fast becoming recognized as the best live rock and roll going and as Aussie rag put it, “The closest thing we’ll get to seeing the Hendrix Experience.”
Acid King - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Acid King
Once upon a time, ACID KING's creator, songwriter, guitarist and singer Lori S. hung out with her friends at Busse Woods, a forest preserve outside Chicago where teenagers up to no good hung out with their trunks open, cranking tunes and selling drugs. After the cops caught on this era ended.

Several years and several bands later, some friends recommended a book that would ultimately kindle pounding, wicked riffraffdom . It was called Say You Love Satan - a bizarre, tongue-in-cheek account of a Mansonesque stoner dude named Ricky Kasso who, well.... dropped acid and did fucked-up stuff. He looked pretty fucked-up, too. But anyway... Lori finished the book in half-an-hour and Acid King was born. The name came way before the group came together.

1993 was the year of reckoning. The decision was made to base the still embryonic AK in San Francisco. Bassist Peter Lucas stepped up to the plate first. He read SYLS (a pre-req for joining), had a good laugh, and he and Lori hit it off straightaway. But they needed a drummer to make things official. Obviously. Joey Osbourne read the book and came on board several months later. Suddenly, Acid King was an entity. For real. Alright!

Local gigs followed. AK's signature was distortion, tight guitar-bass riff attacks and a Marshall- stacked, bloated low rear end. Ampeg bass amps and Osbourne's Ludwig drum kit supplemented the heaviness accordingly. Heavy but spacey. Lori's searing guitar leads contrasted nicely with her nefarious vocal stylings. People appreciated something different and distinctive, enthusiastically supporting AK's opening slots for the likes of the Obsessed, Sleep, and Hawkwind. A 10" on Sympathy for the Record Industry came next, and in 1995 AK released Zoroaster, its first full-length. The material Lori was putting together was plodding yet intricate, her music clearly K.O.'ing her lyrics in terms of depth and magnitude. In keeping with the SYLS theme, Lori's lyrics largely revolved around the Acid King, Ricky Kasso. And the rush of motorcycle riding. "I'm not a lyricist, y'know," Lori qualifies. "I think of the melody first, and then I write the lyrics. At the last possible minute. Most of the words are written about the book, because that's our theme: Ricky - the Acid King." She strove to maintain a generic overtone to her words so that anyone could relate to them. "My lyrics are like horoscopes!". "They apply to anybody!"

The band embarked on its first national tour shortly thereafter, only to lose Peter Somewhere In Michigan. Lori called on longtime friend Dan Southwick,, to fill in for Peter with only two weeks to learn the songs. Although he never read the book, Dan's ace musicianship and deference to Ricky Kasso translated into a full-time slot with the King.

By 1997, AK had fallen in with the Man's Ruin folk - it was bound to happen! - and released the "Down With the Crown" 10" on the label. The record featured a naked devil chick air-guitaring with a pentagram scrawled across her tits. "People always think she's me!" Lori smirks, "Actually, I have this Jimi Hendrix poster in my rehearsal space with him playing guitar like that and the logo in the same typeface... I pointed it out to the band one day: 'Look - that's our record! The same pose, except it's with a naked girl!' The guys didn't get it, though." The buzz that "Down with the Crown" generated infused AK with more self-confidence. Tours with Fu Manchu and the Melvins strengthened AK's rank with heavy music fans and took their sound afar. Weird shit was happening at shows, too. A creepy tourist visiting SF who had never seen AK perform before noticed Kasso's crazed image on Joey's kick drum. The guy had brought along his copy of SYLS - just purchased at the airport - and couldn't believe the very group he was watching was a rocking tribute to the book's protagonist. Exciting, but weird.

Despite all this coolness, there were some chemical imbalances within the King. Surprise, surprise. Dan bid bye-bye on amicable terms - he never read the book, don't forget - and Brian Hill (ex-Buzz Ov'en, Spilth) was brought into the fold after doing his required reading. Brian worked with the band this past year to record the new CD and do some touring along the way. He has since departed. Surprise,surprise. Lori stresses that AK's personnel changes have been motivated by many different circumstances. Enter one Guy Pinhas the ultimate of rock Bass players former member of The Obsessed and Goastsnake. He will continue on with The King and bring them into the year 2000's and hopefully then some.

The vibe is clicking and album, Busse Woods, has spewed forth on Man's Ruin. More Kasso-inspired tunes are the rule rather than the exception, but a departure of sorts will emerge with AK's cover of "39 Lashes" from the Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack. The band has steadfastly resisted doing covers, but they decided to do this one for kicks. Brian handled the talking parts and Lori says there's a whip in the mix, too. " I tried the whip once and I couldn't do it, so a trained professional had to be called in!"

One more release would come out before the demise of Man's Ruin. The Acid King/Mystick Krewe of Clearlight split. AK had the honor of playing several shows with the band in New Orleans and worked with Jimmy Bauer (Eyehategod/C.O.C) and leslie keyboard master Ross Karpleman to make it happen.When the Krewe enlisted the one and only Wino (Spirit Caravan/Obsessed) to add on some vocals it was an extra added bonus! The band also contributed a song to the new compilation called "Daze of the Underground" a tribute to Hawkwind, released in 2003 by Godreah records out of the UK.. Their quaalude version of Hawkwinds, Motorhead is quite unique.

After the end of Man's Ruin AK took some time off and came back with their latest release CD "III" on Small Stone Records. They bid farewell to Guy on bass and say hello to Rafa Martinez and Mark Lamb on the 4 strings. Rafa - former guitarist for Gammera, former bass player for 16 and current drummer for Black Cobra - will join the band for an unlimited amount of time to play the new songs for most of the live performances. Mark Lamb, frontman for Scorched-Earth Policy will also be filling in the 4 strings and both kick major 4 string ass! With 2 European tours, 1 U.S and 1 Japan the band has taken some time off and is now in the process of writing a new record........
Golden Void - (Set time: 5:55 PM)
Golden Void
The members of Golden Void have been connected musically off and on since they were teenagers. After playing in various bands together and apart throughout high school and the intervening years, Isaiah Mitchell (guitar/vocals, also of Earthless), Aaron Morgan (bass), and Justin Pinkerton (drums) coalesced as Golden Void after Mitchell's move to the Bay Area in 2009. When the group realized they needed a keyboard player, the addition of Camilla Saufley-Mitchell seemed only natural. Listening to their self-titled debut album, the high level of musical kindredship that only comes from playing music together during those formative years is instantly apparent. In an age of the internet's infinite mirror that rewards pointless novelty rather than substance, Golden Void has succeeded in creating a record that exists beyond bloggable tropes of the present and expands upon the traditions of the past.
Ecstatic Vision - (Set time: 5:00 PM)
Ecstatic Vision
Ecstatic Vision introduce their brand of HEAVY PRIMAL PSYCH influenced by groups like Hawkwind, Aphrodites Child, Olatunji, Can and early Amon Duul ll. Formed in Philadelphia in late 2013 to primarily "play what they wanted to hear," the band quickly rose to those in the know as a force to be reckoned with and signed to RELAPSE on the power of a demo and their psychedelic freak out, primal live concerts. After touring the US with Enslaved and YOB, their debut LP, entitled SONIC PRAISE, saw a release this past June via Relapse Records. Trance inducing primal heavy psych. Ecstatic Vision is Doug Sabolik, Michael Field Connor, and Jordan Crouse.
Venue Information:
Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA, 92268
http://www.pappyandharriets.com