Mojave Lords

RANCHO DE LA LUNA MEZCAL - Launch Party

Mojave Lords

Sinner Sinners, Bone Acre, BOOTS

Sat, June 9, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$20.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

TICKETS AT THE DOOR!

RANCHO DE LA LUNA MEZCAL - Launch Party!
Come try The Best Mezcal In The World.
Featuring live performances from:
BONEACRE
MOJAVE LORDS
SINNER SINNERS
Secret special guests
$20
Free Parking!

THIS IS A NON SEATED SHOW
Tickets are GENERAL ADMISSION and NON REFUNDABLE
STANDING ROOM ONLY

INSIDE SHOW

Mojave Lords - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Mojave Lords
Mojave Lords is the new band from Dave Catching and Bingo Richey, and features a veritable who’s who of stoner rock musicians – Joey Castillo, Barrett Martin, Danny Frankel, Brian O’Connor and the legend that is Chris Goss (Masters of Reality). Goss aside, this band is made up of the guys behind the guys: those trusted lieutenants of leading lights such as Joshua Homme and Mark Lanegan, who have blazed the dusty trail of desert rock. Catching alone has played on a sizeable amount of the albums which you’d describe as the canon of stoner rock, including most of the QOTSA albums as well as Masters of Reality, Eagles of Death Metal, Mondo Generator and earthling?

So with the band’s biography proclaiming them to the ‘new wave of desert stoner rock’ it’s no real surprise to find that Unfuckwithable is firmly within the boundaries of the genre and you can hardly argue that this is mere imitation – these guys invented this stuff, or were at least in the room when it happened.

And so ‘Sweet Little Down and Out’ begins with a sneaky riff and mournful wordless falsetto vocals, as utilised by Homme and Goss so often. Yep, it’s Masters vs QOTSA right off the bat. It’s a sophisticated piece of stoner with the usual mix of world weary and hip you expect from these savvy, elder statesmen. So far so good…

Now ‘Hot Throwaway’ is one greasy chicken dinner of a song, though it won’t be your meal giving you sticky fingers. Filth! It’s chorus will be the first earworm to take hold as it slides out on a guitar solo of pure Billy Gibbons goodness. Righteous. The godfathers of desert rock ZZ Top can also be heard in ‘Whole New World’ with its good natured shuffle mixed with the stargazing psychedelic swoon of Masters of Reality. It is maybe too redolent of many other stoner records to be anything other than enjoyably familiar but if it aint broke etc. etc.

Another highlight and the one real major curveball is ‘Dancefloor Slammer’ – All G funk squelchy synths, latino percussion and slinky groove, making it by far the most original and sonically interesting thing here, especially the ending which takes a tilt at the kosmiche in a style which dares you to underestimate the skills and influences of these artists. The other slight surprise is ‘Sage’ which sounds like under-rated grunge also-rans Paw. With drawled vocals and scuffed, taut riffs it possesses a sort of reckless spirit where it sounds like the whole deal could collapse into a squall of feedback at any moment. A real grower.

The quality is not top notch throughout, with some of the songs too formulaic (‘Anytime Rock’) or in thrall of QOTSA’s oddly pitched sexuality (‘Second Skin’), but in the main the song writing is decent and the performances are as good as one might hope.

The title track, and the band’s probable motto ‘Unfuckwithable’ plays the album out in winning fashion as it sits atop a huge thunder of toms and Ram-a-Lama beats and drips so much attitude it really kicks you hard in the nuts and says “How could you ever doubt us?”

Stick with Mojave Lords – these guys know what they’re doing. Stoner satisfaction guaranteed.


RANCHO de la LUNA MEZCAL is hand-crafted and bottled with the same generous spirits of warm hospitality, creativity, and attention to detail that has made the RANCHO de la LUNA recording studio a destination for artists, and a beacon for music fans worldwide.

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MOJAVE LORDS was born in Joshua Tree, California at Rancho De La Luna recording studio, where Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Daniel Lanois, The Desert Sessions, Masters Of Reality, UNKLE and countless others have created incredible recordings.

MOJAVE LORDS is the brain-child of musical mastermind David Catching and his neighbor, the equally brilliant Bingo Richey. After years of working with some of the world's brightest rock artists, they decided to team up, strap themselves in to a homemade rocket and press the launch button.

With some help from their friends; Brian "Big Hands" O'Connor, Barrett Martin, Chris Goss, Joey "The Sexy Mexi" Castillo and Danny Frankel, they made what the New York Times is calling "Dark, sexy rock & roll for a brave new race."

This is the next wave of Desert Stoner Rock.

This is mature, smart and visceral.

This is UNFUCKWITHABLE.

Featuring members of Eagles Of Death Metal, Queens Of The Stone Age, Screaming Trees, Tuatara, earthlings?, Masters Of Reality.
Sinner Sinners - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Sinner Sinners
Originally from France and the Netherlands, married couple Steve and Sam founded Sinner Sinners in 2009. The first album "Cardinal Sins" (produced by Nic Jodoin and Pascal Mondaz) was released in 2011 and featured appearances from many affiliated bands such as The Morlocks, Time Again, The Elderberries, Cocoon. The album artwork was designed by world renowned tattoo artist Dan Smith (Kat Von D's High Voltage Tattoo). The band relocated in Los Angeles the same year and have been touring on both sides of the Atlantic, sharing the stage with bands such as Refused, Black Flag, Eagles of Death Metal, Jello Biafra, The Sonics, and many more. They have since released their "XI" album in 2014. But seriously, who reads these things?

"Sinners Sinners arrived from France to California 4 years ago, but they have already become one of the loudest punk sensations of Los Angeles." Rolling Stone Magazine

"A band that makes a noise that feels unfettered by genre or sense of time and place. If only all bands had this spirit the world of modern music would be a far richer and more exciting place." - The Rock Pit

"They are doing right by every rock fan with their blistering tracks, infectious drums, and killer guitar solos. "XI" may only be their sophomore album, but they sound like they have what it takes to be around for years to come. For the love of rock 'n' roll, let's all hope that's the case." The Weekender
Bone Acre - (Set time: 10:00 AM)
Bone Acre
FREE SHOW!

https://boneacre.com/

High Desert quintet Bone Acre makes psych-rock that moves like a grass fire, whipped by the winds of Caroline Heerwagen’s intensely personal lyrics and fed by her smoldering vocals. The band’s name was derived from the title of a novel Heerwagen is writing — a dark tale about a little girl who falls prey to an older boy. And many of those vignettes surface in seething, haunting, raging fashion on Bone Acre’s debut album, “Oll Korrect.”

The album was three or so years in the making. The group — originally Sean Burgess, Adam D’Zurilla, Jason Obergfoll and Shawn Bann — had invited Heerwagen to come on as singer-songwriter. They were working on the music last year when, in October, guitarist Bann committed suicide. Ashley Mendel stepped in to replace him, and Bone Acre recorded the album with Dave Catching at the legendary Rancho De La Luna studio in Joshua Tree (Blind Melon’s Christopher Thorn did the mix). Its sound lives up to the room’s lineage.

The single “Bad Man” is about an abuser. It finds Heerwagen brawling with her demons, and the demonic things inflicted on her. “Just ’cause you’re wrong / doesn’t mean I’m right,” she sings, revealing just one facet of being a victim. Like the other seven episodes on “Oll Korrect,” it’s a case of healing with a howl and exorcism by guitar.
BOOTS - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
BOOTS
Producer, singer, rapper, songwriter, and musician
Venue Information:
Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA, 92268
http://www.pappyandharriets.com