More live music at Silver Moon Brewing tonight, Cicada Omega with David Bowers Colony opening up for them. From the press release below they sound like some sort of weird Southern Fusion Rock, but it definitely sounds interesting.
Cicada Omega is a southern original. The music is a continuation of blues, country, gospel, R&B and rock traditions. It is an other-worldly blend of pounding rhythm, southern evangelism and electrified junk. With two drummers, a home-made upright bass, and electric guitar, mixed with the chants, screams, and preaching of a snake-handling front man, their music takes traditional music, puts it in a blender, and turns it up to the breaking point. They have been described as "southern goth" or "gospel punk," but they defy categories by reinventing musical traditions rather than simply following them.
As strange as it all may sound, it comes from the most honest of places. It is the music of four Kentuckians who have a 15 year history. People have come and gone, band names have changed, and the music has evolved. But the root is still the same. They write songs that get you moving while telling you stories about lost souls, indians, aliens, sex, the Devil, and the mysterious, strange south. It is juke-joint music deeply rooted in blues and gospel, but also takes off into other realms. If asked for inﬂuences you would ﬁnd not only John Lee Hooker, the Staples Singers, and Dr. John, but also Black Sabbath, Prince, and Hank Williams.
ABOUT DAVID BOWERS COLONY: Ghettograss like you READ ABOUT!!!!
WHEN: June 6, 2009
WHERE: Silver Moon Brewery
TICKETS: $5.00 at the door only
TIME: Doors 8:00, Showtime 9:00