Austin horror garage trio Woven Bones makes a stop in Albuquerque tonight. The band will be performing a scary set at the Launchpad (618 Central SW). The show, which will be opened by Canyonlands, begins at 9 p.m. and admission is $7. Buy a ticket here or at the door. Read more about Woven Bones here.
Woven Bones is a horrible delight
Within the ’60s “monster craze” there was also a rash of supernatural and otherworldly themes on the obscuro end of rock and roll. Songs like "Night of the Phantom" by Larry & the Blue Notes, "Sky Men" by Geoff Goddard and "Morgus the Magnificent" by Morgus & The Three Ghouls are a few examples of the era's haunted, if not silly, creations. America's demented genius Screamin' Jay Hawkins and his British follower the Screaming Lord Sutch were taking horror music to a more frightening place with songs like "Whistlin' Past the Graveyard" and "'Till the Following Night," respectively. Even more examples exist within the priceless 56-song compilation The Roots of the Cramps, released by Garage Masters Records last year, and in the ’60s trash rock series Back From the Grave, released by Crypt Records beginning in the ’80s.
Woven Bones Thursday
Over the weekend, while perusing YouTube videos, I came across Austin horror garage band Woven Bones. This photo montage-heavy film is the work of German avant artist and experimental filmmaker, Hans Richter. It feels like getting two amazing pieces of art for the price of one. And Woven Bones, if you’re reading this, please come play in Albuquerque.