The Obsessed - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
The band formed originally in the early 1980s, in Potomac, Maryland, led by Wino. Later on the group moved into a band house in Rockville, Maryland where some of their most creative and hardest music was written. Before this move, however, original guitar player John Reese departed from the band. The band became a trio and remained that way until the mid eighties when Vance Bockis and Norman Lawson joined the band. During this time they released the Sodden Jackyl EP and had one track ("Concrete Cancer") featured on Metal Blade's Metal Massacre VI.
The band broke up in the late 80s and Wino went west to California to join up with Saint Vitus. Wino recorded three albums, an EP, and a live album with Saint Vitus. Hellhound Records (Vitus's then current label) released The Obsessed, an album of archived Obsessed recordings, which prompted Wino to leave Vitus and reform The Obsessed with a new rhythm section consisting of Scott Reeder and Greg Rogers. The band was quickly signed to Hellhound Records and released soon released Lunar Womb. Scott Reeder later left to join Kyuss, whereupon he was replaced by Guy Pinhas. Columbia Records signed them for their third and final album, The Church Within (1994, see 1994 in music), which received rave reviews. Despite a large amount of promotion on behalf of Columbia Records (including a 25-minute documentary on the history of The Obsessed), the album did not sell as well as expected. After the demise of The Obsessed, Wino went on to form Spirit Caravan, while The Obsessed's rhythm section became the basis for Goatsnake.
FATSO JETSON - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Often credited as one of the fathers of Desert Rock . Fatso Jetson incorporate a broad variety of musical influences that includes punk, blues, jazz and rock music. prone to experiment with many musical textures, angular instrumental epics, and dark scetched lyrics to create a punk, blues art rock all their own. In 1995, the group recorded their debut "Stinky Little Gods" and followed that up in 1997 with "Power of Three" -- both discs appeared on SST Records. The band then teamed up with Bongload Records(Beck) who then released their third full-length disc, "Toasted", in 1998. The album produced by Chris Goss (Masters of Reality.Queens of the Stone Age). The fourth LP was "Flames for All" in 2000 for Artist Frank Kozik's Mans Ruin Label . Fatso Jetson also contributed to highly regarded "The Desert Sessions" releases that Josh Homme (Kyuss,Queens of the Stone Age) . At these sessions Mario Lalli co-wrote two songs with Homme ("You think I aint worth a dollar but I feel like a Millionaire" and "Monster in the Parosol") these would eventually make their way on to the Queens of the Stone Age albums "Rated R" and "Songs for the Deaf" It was Homme's record label Rekords Rekords that would release the next Fatso album "Cruel and Delicious". the band is joined by Vince Meghrouni (Atomic Sherpas, Bazooka, Mike Watt, BellRays) on Sax and harp adding a new dimension to Fatso's hard to pin sound. Live the band blasts with energy, passion and urgency.
"Although squarely in the realm of desert rock, Fatso Jetson has more in common with Delta blues fashioned with matter from a neutron star than it does with the sun-baked cow punkery of fellow desert dwellers the Meat Puppets. On record, there are surfy, jangly elements that would fit snuggly in a Dick Dale instrumental. Live, the band unleashes mammoth riffs and maintain a dizzyingly high level of energy. Its performance is one of seasoned professionals: loose and adaptable, yet tight and immediate". - Magnet Magazine 2013
Karma To Burn - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Karma to Burn is an American instrumental stoner rock band. The band was formed in 1994, in Hicksville, West Virginia (actually Morgantown, WV, though this was a running joke also reflected in bios of the band on other Web sites).
Their instrumental album Almost Heathen is widely regarded as on par Kyuss' Welcome To Sky Valley and Monster Magnet's Spine of God, as one of the defining albums of the stoner rock genre, although the band themselves referred to their style as malternative.
Spacetrucker - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Stoner Grunge from middle America.