Black Tusk, Whores.

Black Tusk

Whores.

Whitenails, Wholewrecker

Tue · August 28, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Black Tusk
Black Tusk
American Heavy Metal band from Savannah, Georgia. The band formed in 2005, when its members were all living on the same street.

Black Tusk is mostly associated with Baroness and Kylesa, for their shared hometown of Savannah, as well as for their Sludge Metal sound. The band is linked to Baroness' guitarist and vocalist John Dyer Baizley, who is also a painter and created most of Black Tusk's artwork. Black Tusk's members described their music as "Swamp Metal". The term is a reference to the climate of Savannah in relation to the music that the band created.

Bassist and vocalist Jonathan Athon passed away on 9 November 2014 from injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident that happened two days earlier. In December 2014 it was announced that Corey Barhorst would take his place for the time being. In 2018 Chris 'Scary' Adams joined the band.
Whores.
Whores.
Since their inception in 2010, Whores. has laid waste to both presumption and audial functioning. Natives of Atlanta, Georgia, members Christian Lembach (vocals/guitars), Donnie Adkinson (drums), and Casey Maxwell (bass) have spent the last six years establishing Whores. as one of heavy music’s most distinctive acts thanks to the formidable combination of the group’s punk ethos and the ferocity of their sound. Confrontational and relentless, the music of Whores. will now be seen and heard in its fully formed state with the group’s debut full length.
Beginning with 2011’s Ruiner EP (Brutal Panda), Whores. brought a welcomed new vision to the often-tired “extreme music” scene. Two years later saw the release of the Clean. EP (Brutal Panda), a six-track musical display of visceral rancor and songwriting brilliance. Highly anticipated by critics and fans alike, Clean. sold out within a month, prompting the group to release a second pressing. Touted by SPIN as one of 2013’s ‘Best Metal Albums’, Clean. simply reaffirmed what listeners had suspected all along. Whores. isn’t here to fuck around.
With the 2014 release of the Whores./Rabbits split (Brutal Panda) which included the group’s powerful cover of The Cure’s “Jumping Someone Else’s Train”, the expectation for a full-length became even more apparent, but pushing product isn’t the group’s line of work. For Whores., the cavalcade of anticipation provides no pressure or expectation as Lembach states: “We don’t just want to fill in the blanks.” The only pressure here is to maintain authenticity, and to that end, Whores. are the quintessential example of genuine malice.
“You have to bring a sense of realness to [the music], otherwise it’s fake, and it sounds fake. You have to be honest about it, and it’s about getting to the really ugly stuff inside of you, and that’s what we do.” Whores. has eagerly shared that ugliness with their audience having crisscrossed the US four times on separate tours, including headlining shows and stops at festivals like SXSW, Spillover Fest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and many more. To that end, the band’s tireless dedication to the road is simply a mirrored image of their music’s relentless power, an attribute that has undoubtedly resulted in their most unforgiving effort yet, proof that good and heavy things come to those who wait.
Whitenails
Whitenails
Hailing from Quebec City, Canada, Whitenails is a stoner rock band, influenced by the sounds of Pentagram, Black Sabbath and Kyuss, Whitenails adds a psychedelic touch to their debut album First Trip. Heavy riffs are not lacking on this business card which has received a very positive critical reception. Add a very seventies visual and you have a band that quickly gets a top spot on the scene.
Wholewrecker
Wholewrecker
Wholewrecker is an instrumental motorcycle metal trio with a 1970’s prog rock influence, with members reigning from North Jersey and Philadelphia. In 2016, Dan Rivas of Dutchguts and Jason Verdone of Ominous Black spent a weekend in Atlanta and decided to start a new project. When they returned home, Gili Traster joined them on drums and the creative process started at The Meatlocker in Montclair, NJ after hours. The music was once described as, “If Motorhead, ZZ Top and King Crimson wrote a soundtrack for Easy Rider.”
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/