Electric Funeral Fest 2017, Corky Laing's Mountain

DUST Presents

Electric Funeral Fest 2017

Corky Laing's Mountain

Sourvein, The Well, Slow Season, Goya, RIP, Glitter Wizard, Monarch, Muscle Beach, The Munsens, Communion, Lords of Beacon House, Greenbeard, Oryx, Smokey Mirror, High on the Mountain

Fri, June 16, 2017

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

$32.00 - $59.00

This event is 21 and over

Corky Laing's Mountain
Corky Laing's Mountain
Sitting in with K2 (Peter Baron, Ken Sidotti & Joe Venti), a band saluting Mountain’s music, for a couple of gigs during 2014 and 2015 reminded Corky how much he liked playing Mountain songs the way they were originally written. Now he is looking at touring both Europe and the US celebrating the Mountain legacy. On the European tours Corky is joined by Joe Venti (formerly e.g. Leslie West Band) on bass and vocals, and Phil Baker (e.g. Uriah Heep Legends & Pulse Echoes of Floyd) on guitar and vocals. In November 2015 they toured the UK, in February 2016, Germany (two photos below) and in May 2016 “Corky Laing plays Mountain” returned to the UK. In May 2017 they will be back in Germany and some neighbouring countries playing the immortal Mountain classics and throwing in some West, Bruce & Laing and Cream for good measure. On US dates 2016, Ken Sidotti, keyboards and Richie Scarlet, guitar (e.g. Ace Frehley) have joined Joe Venti and Corky to complete the line-up.
The Well
The Well
Ian's reclusive and despondent, Lisa wears red lipstick, and Jason is the canary in the coal mine.
Slow Season
Slow Season
Press "play" on Slow Season's second full-length album MOUNTAINS, and you might just forget what era you're in. It could very well be the sixties, seventies, or now. It almost doesn't matter though because this is hypnotic, heavy, and howling rock 'n' roll that defies both musical and temporal categorization.

The Central California quartet – Daniel Rice (vocals, guitar), David Kent (guitar), Hayden Doyel (bass), and Cody Tarbell (drums) – scale new heights, while recognising where it all began.

"I'd love for people to wonder if this record is actually from 1969," grins Cody. "We wanted to capture that spirit. That was the goal."

In order to do so, the musicians holed up in Cody's home studio, which actually doubles as his parents' garage, and cut Mountains ten tracks throughout the course of early 2014. Hayden had just returned home from a short detour at college in Idaho before recognizing he belonged jamming with his brothers. Officially back in the fold, excitement to record proved pervasive. Moving when inspiration struck, they actually recorded the songs live on reel-to-reel tape. Eschewing the digital mindset of today and not even uttering the words "Pro Tools", everything was caught on analog, giving the music a crackling kinetic energy.

"I like everything associated with reel-to-reel," Cody goes on. "I love the sound. I like the mojo that comes along with it."

"Working with the limitations of tape really pushed us to play our best," adds Daniel. "You have to prioritize your ideas. You can't layer too much on there. You also have to nail the takes. You don't get to go back and cut paste. You have to feel it when you're playing it. When everything comes together, it really shines because we're all playing together on tape."

They lock in during the album opener and first single, Sixty-Eight. It snaps into a bluesy riff and bombastic beat before Daniel lets out a soaring refrain and a screeching solo roars. "We wanted to nod back to Led Zeppelin," the vocalist says. "We managed to get this really big sound in the garage. It's very organic and natural. The subject matter is pretty gnarly, and I'd encourage everyone to take a close listen to the lyrics."

That mystique carries over to the hazy Synanon, which details the exploits of a mountain cult nearby where the boys reside. Meanwhile, Endless Mountain drives forward on robust guitars and propulsive drums. It also reflects the overarching theme inherent within the title.

"Mountains embody a few things," explains Daniel. "They're difficult, seemingly insurmountable, and bigger than us. They're both foreboding and beautiful at the same time. I had been doing a lot of hiking and backpacking in the higher Sierra Nevada. It all fit together. We live right next to Sequoia National Park, and we go up there all the time. We connect with the idea of man versus nature."

SLOW SEASON first emerged in 2012 with their self-titled debut. Supported by shows throughout California and nationally, they began to garner palpable buzz. Now, Mountains kicks off their next chapter. However, they'll continue to exist within an epoch of their own.

Daniel leaves off, "I want people to walk away knowing there's integrity behind the music, the process, the words being sung, and the notes being played. We love what we do, and we hope that listeners do too."
Goya
Goya
Started in 2011 by guitarist/vocalist Jeff Owens, joined by drummer Nick Lose and bassist Sonny DeCarlo, Goya are a 3-piece metal band from Phoenix, Arizona. Having played in punk bands for most of his life, Jeff drew from influences such as Electric Wizard, Sleep, and Black Sabbath to form Goya, following the path of The Riff, carved out by so many before. However, to quote Doomed & Stoned:

“Goya isn’t just some band that plays heavy riffs for the sake of playing heavy riffs. There is a narrative that is part and parcel of every song. Few bands can provide quality on this level, musically and lyrically.”

2016 marks Goya’s fifth year as a band, and has come with a slew of releases, the latest being a 7” lathe cut commemorating the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s “Nevermind”. Their last EP, The Enemy, is being released through STB Records, who released their 2015 full length, “Obelisk”. Goya will be hitting the studio in the fall to record their follow-up to “Obelisk”, due in Spring 2017.

Goya have shared the stage with countless bands (Sleep, Windhand, Dead Meadow, Valkyrie, etc.), and have performed at Psycho Las Vegas, Southwest Terror Fest, and Day of the Shred. Having no plans to stop here, Goya are poised to extend their reach in 2017. The songs they are hitting the studio with in the fall show them to be pushing their sound further than ever before.
Muscle Beach
Muscle Beach
Heavy Viking Bar Rock Meets Mad Max Highway Noise Punk?
The Munsens
The Munsens
the Munsens has remained a bit of an enigma over the last handful of years due to the scattered whereabouts of the band’s members, surfacing intermittently for a sporadic arrangement of tours and a pair of releases. 2016 saw the most prominent establishment of the group thus far, with the entire band now residing in the same city for the first time in the band’s career, featuring a rearranged lineup. (Original drummer Shaun Goodwin moved to guitar, with Graham Wesselhoff, formerly of Denver’s Skully Mammoth, taking the helm behind the drums.)

The Munsens made a handful of appearances in Denver during the summer and fall of 2016, and just released their first recordings in nearly two years (Nov. 21) via a 45-minute EP titled Abbey Rose, which preludes their first full-length album, due out in the summer of 2017. Abbey Rose is available on cassette and as a digital download through the band’s Bandcamp page and will supported by two tours in early 2017, in January and in March.
Oryx
Oryx
"A meager duo, drummer Abbey Apple and guitarist/vocalist Tommy Davis deliver a full backline’s worth of damage live and on record, swelling with dynamic excursions through the slow-motion realms of demolition. ORYX floods the listener with a deluge of downtuned amplification, polluted quicksand, toxic garbage and broken hopes, bringing to mind the works of Eyehategod, Grief, Electric Wizard, Corrupted and Grime. The band has toured regionally and performed with the likes of Inter Arma, Yautja, Catheter, -16-, Mantar, Sea Of Bones, Mutilation Rites, Godhunter, Mothership, North and many others, and has performed at Southwest Terror Fest, Seven One Grind Fest and more."
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/