Brant Bjork delivers lush Stoner Rock with balls of steel, winged by vivid solo guitars and his creaking whiskey tinged voice. Once behind the drums for legendary Desert Rock bands Kyuss and Fu Manchu, Brant has since turned himself into a far-out reincarnation of Jimi Hendrix, on a nearly constant world tour to deliver fuzzy awesomeness to the masses. His live show amounts to controlled madness hitting just the right spot between trippy and doomy, smooth and sludgy. The recent live album 'Mankind Woman is a surprisingly funky slice of soulful rock, but nothing beats the pure thrill of seeing the man perform in the flesh.
When your debut album immediately invokes namedropping like Kyuss, Red Fang and Soundgarden, you know you're onto something good. Fire Down Below hails from Ghent, but their ambition has brought them far beyond the country bourders, signing with California's Ripple Music, supporting heavyweights like Stoned Jesus and playing shows from Germany to the UK. You like fuzzy and trippy stoner? Meet your future new favorite band.
Kyuss, Slo Burn, Unida, Hermano, Vista Chino... after years of fronting famous and infamous desert rock outfits, John Garcia's name has almost become synonymous with the genre. Although the man himself rather wouldn't call what he does “desert rock.” Instead he considers it all to be rock ’n’ roll with different manifestations, which is why he showed up in guest appearances for acts as diverse as Orange Goblin and Karma To Burn, to The Crystal Method and Belgium's own Arsenal. After a more intimate solo affair, the man now has a new plan for 2019: a band project called 'John Garcia And The Band Of Gold' that will take him back where it all started: sweat-dripping hard rocking grooves.
Yawning Man hail from the arid desert area of Southern California. They have been playing, jamming, and recording since 1986, and are considered to be the originators of the entire “Desert Rock” movement. Nevertheless, it was almost 20 years after the band’s organic beginnings that the world was blessed with a full length debut. Throughout their instrumental cinematic rock landscapes, Yawning Man has always expressed a desire to create and connect landscapes of the real to surreal, the dreams to the drastic. The end (and still on-going) result is the beautiful, swirling and other-worldly music you know as Yawning Man. And then some.