Desert Generator, Earthless, Brant Bjork, Orchid, The Shrine, Black Rainbows

Rolling Heavy Presents

Desert Generator

Earthless

Brant Bjork

Orchid

The Shrine

Black Rainbows

Sat, April 8, 2017

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 4:00 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
Earthless - (Set time: 9:50 PM)
Earthless
MARIO RUBALCABA (Drums) ISAIAH MITCHELL (Guitars) MIKE EGINTON (Bass)

Formed in 2001, EARTHLESS prides itself on creating energetic, utterly unique and free thinking instrumental music inspired by an eclectic mix of German krautrock and Japanese heavy blues-rock. The Californian trio has dedicated itself to mastery of the mind-bending jam session, evoking the spirits of Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath in equal measure. Named after a song title from vintage New York garage-psych band The Druids of Stonehenge, EARTHLESS’ sound has been called “A sonic kaleidoscope of lava and lightning”, earning it the title of “California’s loudest band”. The group delivers “one of the best live shows in all of modern, heavy rock,” leading to one reviewer stating that the band’s “epic shredding harkens back to the days were psychedelic rock had balls the size of grapefruits and wasn’t afraid to take its listeners on a ride for which they may never return.”

Each member of EARTHLESS has done time in many other bands. Drummer (and former pro skater) Mario Rubalcaba currently plays in the hardcore punk band OFF! and has also occupied the drum throne in Rocket From The Crypt and Hot Snakes amongst many others. Bassist Mike Eginton played with Electric Nazarene and guitarist Isaiah Mitchell was most recently in Howlin’ Rain, has played with Nebula and Drunk Horse and also heads up the Bay Area band Golden Void. In the end, EARTHLESS is the musical rock that grounds the three musicians and now, after more than half a decade since the release of their last studio LP, EARTHLESS has returned and is out to prove — through sheer rock power — why they are considered the cream of the modern day heavy psych scene.
Brant Bjork - (Set time: 8:20 PM)
Brant Bjork
BRANT BJORK (Guitar/Vocals) BUBBA DUPREE (Guitar) DAVE DINSMORE (Bass) RYAN GUT (Drums)

Some things you just can’t teach and Brant Bjork was born with a divine hand for rock and roll soul – that enviable gift that puts you above the law and beyond the lesson. You can trace it back to his earliest days with Kyuss; if Josh Homme was the ego, Bjork was the id, making tracks like Green Machine and Gardenia rumble and ring as Sunn amped, fuzzed out classics. The history is dead on – Bjork has been the curly haired ‘Buddha vapor’, wisping his way from band to band, imparting his coolness blueprint on unsuspecting souls who desperately needed it.

– thesleepingshaman.com

In addition to being a member of two of the 1990s' leading stoner rock bands, Kyuss and Fu Manchu, drummer Brant Bjork has also issued solo albums on his own, produced others, and runs his own record label. Hailing from Palm Desert, CA, Bjork began playing with guitarist Josh Homme, bassist Nick Oliveri, and singer John Garcia while they all were still in high school, resulting in the formation of Kyuss. The group's Sabbath-like sound fit in perfectly with such other then-current bands as Soundgarden and Alice in Chains, which resulted in the release of the 1991 indie debut Wretch, before the band signed on with Elektra. Kyuss issued what has gone on to become one of the decade's landmark metal releases, 1992's Blues for the Red Sun, which almost single-handedly created the ensuing stoner rock movement. Bjork also showcased his songwriting talents, single-handedly penning two of the album's highlights, "Green Machine" and "50 Million Year Trip (Downside Up)."
But the original lineup began to splinter shortly after the album's release as Oliveri left, and Bjork did the same after the release of 1994's Welcome to Sky Valley. After his exit, Bjork kept himself busy by producing others, including Fu Manchu's 1994 release, No One Rides for Free, another album that is held in reverence by hard rock fans. Bjork then joined the group as its drummer a few years later, appearing on such subsequent Fu Manchu releases as 1997's Action Is Go, 1999's Eatin' Dust, 2000's King of the Road, and 2001's California Crossing. Throughout the '90s, Bjork also found time to create his own indie label, El Camino Records (which later would be retitled Duna Records), appear on other artists' recordings (Josh Homme's Desert Sessions series, etc.), and launch a solo career with the 1999 release Jalamanta. Also during the late '90s, Bjork was briefly an early member of Homme's post-Kyuss band, Queens of the Stone Age, but exited before appearing on any recordings.
The early 21st century saw Bjork form a trio named Ch'e (issuing a lone album in 2000, Sounds of Liberation), in addition to playing as part of former Kyuss bandmate Oliveri's project Mondo Generator (2000's Cocaine Rodeo and 2003's A Drug Problem That Never Existed) and issuing further solo releases (2002's Brant Bjork & the Operators and 2003's Keep Your Cool), 2015's Black Power Flower and 2016 forthcoming Tao of the Devil. ~ Greg Prato, Rovi
Orchid - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Orchid
Theo Mindell (Vocals) / Mark Thomas Baker (Guitar) /Keith Nickel (Bass) / Tom Rickard (Drums)

ORCHID established their reputation early with the 2009 release of their first EP Through The Devil’s Doorway. The EP quickly received first-rate reviews around the world naming it an ingenious debut for a band with an auspicious future. Shortly after the release of Through The Devil’s Doorway, ORCHID began work on their full length album Capricorn which was released in 2011 by the small indie label The Church Within Records. The record immediately gained the band a huge following in Europe. The band around the charismatic lead singer Theo Mindell and his fascinating, psychedelic vocals were the new darlings of the retro heavy rock scene. International media stalwarts such as Metal-Planet, Metal Rules, Lord of Metal and Powermetal all spoke immediately about this being the best album of 2011. Quote: “I cannot say enough about this album other than the fact that it will end up on my best of 2011 list.”
The Shrine - (Set time: 5:55 PM)
The Shrine
JOSH LANDAU (Guitar/Vocals) COURT MURPHY (Bass) JEFF MURRAY (Drums)

“On the night of November 6th, 1979 Black Sabbath was at their most drug addled and explosive standing. They were on tour supporting their newly released Never Say Die album and had a night off in Los Angeles. After knocking back a few drinks at the infamous Rainbow Bar, they decided to check out the local rock scene at the Whiskey A-Go-Go. Arriving late, they caught the tail end of a set by The Circle Jerks. Feeling intimidated yet inspired, they rented a rehearsal space and spent the rest of the night jamming. For an unknown reason they exclusively played Thin Lizzy material and Keith Moon was sitting in… These events never took place. But if they did, the results may have sounded similar to Los Angeles’s The Shrine. Formed in 2008, The Shrine play a houserocking breed of heavy, psychedelic, riff based Rock n’ Roll. Their debut, recorded on vintage reel-to-reel tape, by local hero Dave O. Jones and under the auspices of the notorious Chuck Dukowski, is the perfect soundtrack to any debaucherous gathering of longhairs. If you and your rag-tag group of riff-raff friends are planning a road trip to Humboldt County to “Score”, this is the album you need to be listening to on the way. The Shrine is Josh Landau on guitar/vocals, Courtland Murphy on bass, and Jeff Murray on Drums. Dig It. “-Harley Rother
Black Rainbows - (Set time: 5:00 PM)
Black Rainbows
Since they formed eleven years ago in Roma, Italian trio BLACK RAINBOWS have established themselves as one of the most active fuzz-fueled rock acts in Europe, with four albums, a remarkable handful of EPs (including a split record with L.A.’s space rockers Farflung) and countless tours and festival appearances across the continent. Blending the drive and swagger of 70’s hard rock with the sun-baked thickness of 90’s stoner rock, BLACK RAINBOWS have managed to create their own sound imprint, that could be described as “Hawkwind, MC-5 and Nebula crashing cars in the middle of the Mojave desert”. Closely following with their highly acclaimed effort “Hawkdope”, the band is set to deliver another tasty piece of their fuzzy cake with fifth full-length “Stellar Prophecy”, out this spring on Heavy Psych Sounds.


“Stellar Prophecy is in line with our previous record “Hawkdope” released last year. It’s made of seven songs for a total running time of fourty-four minutes. You’ll be able to enjoy two long suites (“Golden Widow”, “The Travel”), a couple of super fuzzy classics (“Electrify”, “Is Time to Die”), as well as a 70’s-sounding hit (“Woman”). The rest is to be discovered by the listener! We’re very happy with this album and find it very well-balanced: it’s spacey, psyche and blistering… It’s 100% Black Rainbows!”
Venue Information:
Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA, 92268
http://www.pappyandharriets.com