Guitar Wolf • garage, hard rock • Isaac Rother & The Phantoms • The Dying Beds • punk

Thursday Jul 6, 2017

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Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Guitar Wolf, circa 1995
Photo by Goro Memo

Guitar Wolf is also a band from Japan. They also came from the 1980s. They’ve got that noise rock thing going on, too, except that, in their case, it’s heavily augmented by a swinging rockabilly attitude and the estimable work of American guitarist Link Wray. Legend has it that Seiji, the founder and guitarist of Guitar Wolf, had just about given up on learning the instrument’s finer points until he stumbled on a copy of a record by Wray that he found at good old Tower Records. The rest was history, of course, with a terrible trio founding a band based on the premise that good rocanrol sounds just like jet engines. The progenitors of “jet-rock” will be performing their rumbling, soaring, screaming oeuvre at Launchpad (618 Central SW) this Thursday, July 6, just in time for my 1037th birthday. They’ll be appearing with the always odd yet always on-key, devilish goth garage schitck band, Isaac Rother & The Phantoms. In case you wanna know, this trio of cray Californios have been influenced by the sounds of Dick Dale and The Misfits and make music to rouse the dead including big campy bandcamp hits such as “Five Hits From Hell,” “Gators in the Pool” and “Hitman.” Local punks The Dying Beds open, so it should be a helluva noisy night. Tickets for this 21+ discourse on droning and the devil cost but $12, and the sonic sorcery begins at 9pm. See you there, rockers!

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