with Hans Condor, Thee Itchies
Thursday, September 8th
Tickets: ADV $12 • DOS $15
Guitar Wolf is a Japanese garage rock power trio founded in Nagasaki in 1987. The band is known for songs with piercing vocals and an extremely loud style of noise-influenced punk which emphasizes heavy distortion and feedback.
“BREAKING & ENTERING” EP RELEASE SUMMER 2016
As soon as Hans Condor walked in the room, I knew it was. I had never laid eyes on the dudes until I saw them. Then I was immediately certain it was true. When Chazz Kaster and the rest of Hans Condor, a dreadlocked bassist, Erik Holcombe, and drummer Ryan "Best in the Biz" Sweeney--both immensely talented, took the stage, my life changed. Our lives changed.
For one, no one will ever hear the same. But that isn't the change I am referring to. I'm talking about the organ shifting injection of soul. From the Marshall stack amplifying Kaster's screaming White Gibson SG onto the frothing horde; the throbbing bass; the rapturous drums; all of which churned together into a burning Semi on a collision course with the darkest recesses of my mind. From Kaster; possessed by the furor of the wildest animal in the zoo after said creature broke into the adrenaline storeroom. A man ready to undo everything, including the notion that I knew anything at all about rock 'n roll music. From the crowd; most of which had already seen Hans Condor earlier yet still remained at the witching hour clamoring for more. Praying to whatever angel or ghoul that the band never releases any more statements announcing a break-up. "Always available for weddings, birthdays and bar mitzvahs." Please.