Ettrick (San Francisco)
Mon, August 14
Self-destructive free jazz/black metal assault featuring two
multi-instrumentalists rotating through every permutation of their drum and sax duo. Ettrick has performed with such illustrious guest musicians as Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers, XBXRX) and Moe! Staiano (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Moe!kestra).
"...a bludgeoning amalgam of black metal and skronk sure to summon the apocalypse... an excruciating free jazz that feels like being trapped in a metal shed during a thunderstorm." -- San Francisco Bay Guardian
"a dizzying barrage... as if there were some sort of free jazz monkeys screaming and beating their chests wildly... pelting the listener with sonic stones and hurling great handfuls of free jazz dung! Intense and aggressive and furiously freaked out." -- Aquarius Records
"Oaxacan glide seamlessly between interstellar space and frenzied cacophony." - Nozmo King, KFJC
"Rhythmic chaos! Unlike a lotta so-described "free-rock" bands, Oakland's Oaxacan takes a pulsing, clattering, chittering, hammering, groaning, barfing, tapping rainstorm of noise and organizes it into head-nodding, tribal-ish, hypnotic rhythm. While the drums free-jazz themselves into the cosmos, guitars rasp all dry like grasshopper wings, and vocals make whale songs and wolf cries, an invisible conductor snatches everything from space and structures it into dance music. Or more so, freak-the-fuck-out music. Or
lie-on-the-club-floor-and-convulse-and-reenact-your-birth music. Even if you haven't heard of this band, don't let it stop you. Break free from the shackles of your comfort zone!" -- Adam Gnade, Portland
First show after US tour. We came from Alaska! We're like a bowling ball and your like the pin!
Sounds like Venga Boys playing through a defective car stereo being driven off cliff into small river.
Official Website: http://heule.us/ettrick
Added by hogheaven on July 23, 2006