Acid King, Wizard Rifle, Warish

Acid King, Wizard Rifle, Warish

Performers:
Acid King
Wizard Rifle
$15.00 - $20.00 On Ticketfly
Ages 21+
Acid King, Wizard Rifle, Warish @ Highline, 9PM, Sat, 9/21/2019

Acid King

Once upon a time, ACID KING's creator, songwriter, guitarist and singer Lori S. hung out with her friends at Busse Woods, a forest preserve outside Chicago where teenagers up to no good hung out with their trunks open, cranking tunes and selling drugs. After the cops caught on this era ended.

Several years and several bands later, some friends recommended a book that would ultimately kindle pounding, wicked riffraffdom . It was called Say You Love Satan - a bizarre, tongue-in-cheek account of a Mansonesque stoner dude named Ricky Kasso who, well.... dropped acid and did fucked-up stuff. He looked pretty fucked-up, too. But anyway... Lori finished the book in half-an-hour and Acid King was born. The name came way before the group came together.

1993 was the year of reckoning. The decision was made to base the still embryonic AK in San Francisco. Bassist Peter Lucas stepped up to the plate first. He read SYLS (a pre-req for joining), had a good laugh, and he and Lori hit it off straightaway. But they needed a drummer to make things official. Obviously. Joey Osbourne read the book and came on board several months later. Suddenly, Acid King was an entity. For real. Alright!

For as loud as their riffs and roars are, Acid King’s legacy is as unassuming as it is enduring, casting a quiet shadow over the underground for over two decades.

Bathed in distortion and baptized in a plume of smoke, the Bay Area trio—Lori S. [vocals, guitars], Joey Osborne [drums], and Mark Lamb [bass]—re-emerged with their first offering in a decade, Middle of Nowhere Center of Everywhere. Receiving widespread critical acclaim, tastemakers such as Noisey, Blabbermouth, Invisible Oranges, Ultimate Guitar, and New Noise lauded the album. They embarked on tours of the States and Australia, appearing on festivals including Psycho Las Vegas, Erosion Fest, Desert Generator, and more as well as sharing the stage with everyone from Sleep and Down to Blue Öyster Cult, Red Fang, and YOB. The record extended a celebrated discography that encompasses three EPs and three full-lengths, namely Zoroaster [1995], Busse Woods [1999], and Acid King III [2005], carving out a foundation back in 1993. It’s no surprise strains of their style infect modern luminaries such as The Sword and Kylesa, and they’ve earned a place in tomes like The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal and the A to Z of Doom, Gothic & Stoner Metal.

Forever etched in the Acid King Necronomicon, Joey and Mark announced they would each begin their own respective new chapters in late 2016.

“When we started this band, it was always just about playing music that we love,” exclaims Lori. “Joey and Mark reached a point where they wanted to focus on other aspects of their lives. I wish them the best. It was simply the start of another era.”

As the proverbial train kept rolling, Lori invited an old friend to join her on the road for a string of shows in 2017. Black Cobra’s Rafa Martinez entered the fold again after assuming bass duties once in 2007. Meanwhile, she tapped the talents of drummer and avowed Acid King fan Bil Bowman of Hornss behind the kit. The new year sees the group primed for Upstream Festival with Dinosaur Jr. and more followed by Maryland Death Fest, Modified Ghost Festival, and Electric Funeral Festival.

“The new lineup sounds killer in practice,” she goes on. “We’re ready to continue Acid King’s story on the road.”

As she aims to commence writing in 2017, the future remains bright for the frontwoman. In the end, Lori keeps forging ahead as Acid King’s spirit rages on louder than ever before.

“Even though we’re doing the same thing we were at the beginning, I feel like it keeps getting better,” she leaves off. “It’s exciting to see the impact it has on fans. A lot of people will write me and say they had a shitty day, put on our music, and it took them to another place. Many songs are written while I’m riding my motorcycle. I want to transfer that feeling. It’s cool to see the reaction.”

Official Website: http://www.acidking.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AcidkingSF/

Bandcamp: https://acidking.bandcamp.com/

Wizard Rifle

Wizard

Rifle

emerged from the metal groundswell of Portland Oregon in

2009 bent on annihilating the complacency of genre pigeonholes and

throwback tropes. Their elusive sound contorts and leaps from sludgy

and psychedelic, to thrash, noise and beyond, accented by vocal

harmonies and shouts.

On first listen, many scoff at the possibility that

such a cacophony could be produced by just two band members, but

seeing is believing the force that is

Wizard

Rifle, and skeptics become

Kool-Aid guzzling disciples before the altar. Are you next?

Teaming with Nanotear Booking, Guitarist/Vocalist Max Dameron and

Drummer/Vocalist Sam Ford have delivered frenzied live shows

extensively across the US and Canada

including appearances at SXSW,

Psycho Las Vegas, Sabertooth, Hopscotch, Crucial Fest, and Musicfest

NW. They have shared bills with

the likes of

The Melvins, High On Fire,

YOB, Lightning Bolt, Nick Turner’s Hawkwind, Danava, and SubRosa, and

hit the road with

Bongzilla, Buzzov*en, Black Cobra and Church of

Misery to name a few.

Their two full length releases, 2014’s “Here in the

Deadlights” and 2012’s “Speak Loud Say Nothing” have drawn great

praise and kept critics and fans on their toes. Their upcoming self-titled

LP, due out this summer via Svart, pushes the boundaries even further

with the aid of metal mix guru Billy Anderson at the helm of the studio.

Do not miss them as they sweep the country this fall, or your friends

will never let you forget that you royally fucked up

Official Website: http://wizardrifle.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wizardrifle

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wizardrifle

Warish

Imagine if Incesticide era Nirvana were crossed with Static Age era Misfits. You’d have sinister low budget horror rock with a visceral, twisted weirdness and bludgeoning riffs. Some might call it nightmarish, we call it Warish.

Warish is a very newly minted SoCal trio formed in early 2018 that has wasted no time making its presence known.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Warishband/

Bandcamp: https://warish.bandcamp.com/

Venue Information:
Highline
210 Broadway East
Seattle, WA, 98102