This day marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix.
This show will honor the man and his music.
Each band will be performing the music of Jimi Hendrix.
SuperGiant * 12:30-12:50
Chris Dracup * 12-12:20
The Ground Beneath * 11:30-11:50
Sandia Man * 11-11:20
Dead On Point 5 * 10:30-10:50
Flatcar * 10-10:20
Joe Gagan * 9:30-9:50
The Las Vegas magazine threw us a shout-out in the write up for the Doom in June festival that happened last weekend. We saw the story when we were in town. The mention kinda comes out of nowhere at the bottom but hey, we’re glad they mentioned us! view story here >>
Check out a new interview with SuperGiant’s bassist Kyle Erickson on examiner.com >>
February 25, 6:20 PM – Santa Fe Metal Music Examiner – Octavio Ramos Jr.
It’s said that during the fall of 2005 four distinct galaxies collided, creating a colorful music fusion known as SuperGiant. The band has released two aural orbs, a self-titled EP and Antares.
Bassist Kyle Erickson took time out of fashioning groove to answer some questions. Read on. . . .
Give me a little history about the band and its musical style.
Kyle Erickson: “Well, all of us share a similar love of powerful, heavy, groovy rock that doesn’t bore or get generic after the first two listens—that is what gravitated us to each other and has kept us together for the past four years.
“After only six months of playing, we recorded what was supposed to be a four-song demo but ended up being an eight-song self-titled EP, which was released in the spring of 2006. Our first show was opening for stoner rock all-stars Weedeater, and since then we have been opening for many great underground rock bands. Beck even played an unannounced after-party show at our first CD release party.
“Keeping our noses to the grindstone, we have completed one two-week tour of the west coast, a three-week tour of the east coast, and numerous 2–3 and four-day mini tours, as well as releasing a 15-song album titled Antares in late 2008.”
Tell me about your green vinyl limited-edition record. What can fans expect to hear? Where can they grab a copy?
Kyle Erickson: “Having sold out of our very first album, we decided it was time to re-release it on wax. The sound on this limited-edition green vinyl captures a younger SuperGiant laying down fuzzed out guitars, heavy hitting drums, dirty bass, and a vocal performance that can make even your granny want to get down and boogey.
“This album sounds 10 times better on vinyl because of the warmth and uncompressed sound you get from an analog recreation. Humans are not digital and our music should not be any different. Go to our website or All That is Heavy to purchase yours before we run out.”
I hear SuperGiant will be featured on a live DVD, along with Suspended and SandiaMan. Tell me about this project and where fans can grab a copy.
Kyle Erickson: “All three of our bands played a ‘Concert for Cures’ concert that raised money to purchase and teach music to children with cancer. That concert was filmed, is being currently edited, and will be released sometime this spring or summer. All the bands will have them for sale at their merch tables when it is released. You can also check Concert for Cures for more info.”
How has New Mexico influenced your musical approach?
Kyle Erickson: “That is like asking how breathing oxygen has influenced our music. Music is our lives, and we all live here in Albuquerque. But, if I were to say that anything in particular has influenced us, it is probably the following: green chili, el Chupacabra, mind-melting sunsets, red chili, lowriding classics, tamales, goatheads, beautiful señoras, and of course, frybread tacos. Salud!”
What’s next for SuperGiant? Any word about a new album or performance, maybe?
Kyle Erickson: “We were thinking about starting to wear tight girl pants, cutting our hair asymmetrically, putting on makeup, and doing an ‘emo’ thing, but then we realized selling out would be an abomination towards all we live and play music for, so I guess you won’t be seeing us on any late-night shows any time soon. That aside, we are currently recording a new album titled Pistol Star, which is set for release this spring/summer, along with a professionally shot video. Open your main sail, ‘cause REVOLUTION is in the wind! Love, Life, Rock and Roll.”
SuperGiant – Self Titled
Review by Tim Emswiler (StonerRock.com)
Now, I’ve never been to Albuquerque, New Mexico. In fact, I haven’t even come close, but when I found out that SuperGiant hails from those parts, my mind immediately assumed that I would hear some fat, fuzzy, smoke-wreathed chords, some peyotian lyrics, and that kinda head-down determination to rock blended with just enough space to keep the mental pores open and provide a break from the hair-throwing. This is because I am psychic. And this is exactly what I got.
Now, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hear a touch of the Kyussian here, but I’d be hard-pressed to think of a band that embodies what I think of as “stoner rock” who avoids this favorite of all name drops. And SuperGiant does indeed embody that, but there is a vibe here that makes this unique, and (more importantly) rewards repeated listens. A big part of that vibe comes courtesy of Joel Rogers’ vocals, which are neither growly, guttural, shrieking, or piercing. They are, instead, somewhat understated, with an undertone of darkness that makes these songs more haunting than your run-of-the-mill retrobates. In fact, I’ve been beating my brains out all day trying to figure out who he reminds me of, without success, unless any of you know Scab Cadillac.
Also contributing to the vibe are the stylistic swings between songs: “Devil, Jesus and Me,” my favorite track, has a menacing swagger that The Lizard King would have appreciated, while “Sphere Mirror” is a Blue Cheer-y blooze with feedback-bleeding guitar work that could only have made he happier if it had been about six minutes longer. We get some of the almighty flange, lest we forget what territory is being mined here. We get some rockers. And, in closing track “War for Peace,” the band gets political. Never a bad thing in these weird times. Highly recommended.
These American ‘lumberjacks’ love using heavy timber in their carpentry, blending 51% southern ass kicking with 51% stoner rock and you get SUPERGIANT!
Much has happened since the debut ep and Supergiant are moving rapidly like a venomous snake out hunting. This hammer hits everything that moves, and i bet these champs eat vodka marinated nails for breakfast and wipe their asses with extra coarse sandpaper!
On the second release ‘Antares’ you get a brilliant concoction containing 14 well alternating rock acts. The first track ‘Psychedelic sunset’ is bad ass rock’n roll machinery, full of energy and with a strength that makes mother-in-law shit her panties. ‘Psychedelic sunset’ is the right medicine for those about to rock and you need this for your party! The show continues with the heavier ‘Petunias’, this psychedelic flower(s) shows a grandeur that makes any botanist fade. You get shit loads of heavy riffings with a bluesy touch, melodic vocals and an awesome bass line. ‘Petunias’ is one of the best tracks on ‘Antares’ and one of my favourites for sure.
Supergiant continues to surprise, tracks like ‘Everyman’ and ‘Hell faces’ makes me drool with delight, damn… this is heavy shit!! Every second of these two monsters are devastating, this is rock in its most evil form, one of the heavies tunes around and the vocals are incredible, I just love it. Supergiant delivers a 100% bulletproof mix of superiority and raw power which gives them the highest score!
Well… I thought it was over, but I was wrong. The title track ‘Antares’ makes me shaky, just as heavy and just as superior as everything else on the album. The track is a perfect mix of pure hate and psychedelic kindness which I adore. I’m on fire for the fourteenth time this evening and this starting to get real expensive… another television set have to go out of the window, it is inevitable because these giants are kings, truly one of the heaviest rock bands I’ve ever heard (and I’ve heard alot)
Buy it, it’s an order from the Supreme Council!
Tobias Beament • Planet Fuzz