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Crowbar
Sat August 20, 2022 8:00 pm CDT (Doors: 7:00 pm )
$20.00 - $45.00
With Oracle & Modown opening.

Doors open at 700 and show time at 800.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show (if available).  Seated Side Riser tickets are $45 (ltd qty - available online only). 

Get adv tickets at www.soulkitchenmobile.com

This is an 18+ show.  Anyone under 21 pays $5 surcharge at the door.

All support acts are subject to change without notice.
 
Crowbar
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  2. KirkWindstein–Vocals/GuitarMatthewBrunson–GuitarTommyBuckley–DrumsJeffGolden–Bass

    Hopeya’loveitslow,hardandheavy,becausetherebirthofCROWBARisuponus.Makenomistake:themassivelyinfluentialmerchantsofsludgeneverwentaway.Butastheband’s25thyearofexistencedawnsandtheirtenthfulllengthalbumisunleashedupontheworld,cofounder,frontmanandriff-makingwarhorseKirkWindsteinisdeterminedtogivethebandheunapologeticallycallshis“baby”thetotaldedicationitdemands.TheunrestrainedpushandrelentlessconcentrationsurroundingSymmetryinBlackismusictotheears-figurativelyandliterally–fornewadherentsandthelegionofundergroundfansandfellowmusicianswhosworeallegiancetoCrowbarlongago.SymmetryinBlackistheperfectalbumtoarriveinthenumbertenslotoftheCrowbarcatalog,apenultimateachievementembodyingtheearlyslothofdoomtouchstoneObedienceThruSuffering(1991),themoodydissonanceofmodernclassicOddFellowsRest(1998)andthecrispthunderofthealbum’seOneMetalpredecessor,SevertheWickedHand(2011),withnuggetsofCrowbar’sstoriedhistorysprinkledthroughout.ThecrushingsignaturesoundofCrowbarisatitspeakonSymmetryinBlack,theband’smostdiverseyetcohesiverelease.ItwascoproducedwithfellowNewOrleansresidentDuaneSimoneaux,whoworkedonSevertheWickedHandandmixedbyJoshWilbur,whosediversecreditsincludeworkwithLambOfGod,GojiraandKillerBeKilled.“Weneededtomoveoursoundforwardbutatthesametime,makesureeverythingstayed100%truetowhoandwhatweare,”Windsteinexplains.“Thealbumisheavy,darkandkiller.There’severythingweareonhere.It’sjustCrowbar2014.We’rereallyproudandexcited.AndwherewestandwithCrowbarrightnow,wecanonlygoup.”Crowbar’sinfluenceloomsovereverydoombandstartedsince,evenstretchingtoNWOAHMbandslikeUnearth,ChimairaandKillswitchEngage,whosebassist,MikeD’Antonio,didtheartworkforCrowbar’slastalbum.Throwdowncovered“PlanetsCollide”backin2007.UndergroundbandslikePrimitiveManandVengefulhavetackledCrowbarclassics,aswell.Hatebreedcovered“AllIHad(IGave)”andtheband’sfrontman,JameyJasta,issuchafanhe
     
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  4. startedtheKingdomofSorrowside-projectwithWindstein.HeeventuallycameonboardasaCrowbarmanagerandadvisor,aswell.Thesludgy,swampy,boundarypushing,ball-bustingspiritofCrowbarandtheirextendedfamilyisassynonymouswithNewOrleansasBlackMetaliswithScandinavia,old-schoolhip-hopwiththeBoogieDownBronxandhairmetalwithHollywood’sSunsetStrip.Theresilienceofthehurricanehardenedpopulace,thescentofslow-cookingseafood,thehorrifichauntsofTheHouseofShockandtheferocityofthenever-sparkling,grimkillersofAnneRice’sold-schoolvampirebooksalllurksomewherewithintheCrowbarsound,oozingwiththeprimitiveweightofBlackSabbathandSaintVitus.Windsteinhasclearedhiscalendarinordertoputeveryounceofhisfocusintowhathelovinglycalls“thefamilybusiness,”chargingfull-throttleintoworldwidetouringinsupportofCrowbar’snewmasterpiece,togetherwithdrummerTommyBuckley(byhissidefornearlyadecade),longtimeguitaristMattBrunsonandnewbassistJeffGolden.“I’veheardLemmysayitandI’llsaythesamething:there’sbeentimeswhereIwastheonlymemberinCrowbar,justlikeLemmyinMotörhead,”saysWindstein.“WhenwedidtheLifesbloodfortheDowntroddenrecord[in2005],therewasn’taband.That’swhyCraigNunenmacher,whowasinBlackLabelSociety,playeddrums.AndRexBrown,whoisstillagreatfriend,playedbassandproduced.Wejammed,buttherewasn’taband.”Crowbarin2014isrocksolid,witheveryoneinthequartetunifiedbyasharedvision.Crowbar’sNewOrleansDNAissharedbytheirbrothersinbandslikeEyehategod,SoilentGreen,GoatwhoreandGraveyardRodeo,whostartedaroundthesametime.Eachgroupisaninnovatorinitsownright,markedlydifferentfromoneanother,butsharingsomesortofintangiblevibe.RockhasbeeninWindstein’sbloodfromdayone.“Iwasbornin1965inEngland,”heexplains.“Wedidn’tleaveuntil’66.MydadwasthereforthewholeRollingStones,TheWho,TheKinks,TheBeatlesthingasayoungguyintheAirForce.HewasaStonesfanaticthatwashisfavoriteband.Elvis,too.”KirkWindsteinfellinlovewithhardrockthankstoKissandVanHalen,beforegoingheadfirstintotheNewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal.ThedebutrecordsfromMetallica,MegadethandAnthraxweresuperimportantforhim,too.It’sfunnytothinkaboutnow,butthemanwhosecareerhasbeendefinedbydoomwasonceinthrashbands.ButthedeeperhedelvedintotheBlackSabbathcatalog,withalittleextraspicefromTheMelvinsseminalGlueyPorchTreatmentsdebutandthecrossoverrumblingsofthelatePeterSteele’spre-TypeONegativebandCarnivore,Windsteinfoundhismuse.Leteveryoneelseplayasfastastheycan.“Iendedupsaying,‘youknowwhat?Iwanttodoexactlytheopposite.’SoItunedtheguitarsaslowastheycouldgo.Atthetime,Ididn’teven
     
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  6. understandwhatgaugestringstouse.Playitslowandasdoomyasshit.”HeplayedinearlyincarnationsofwhatwouldbecomeCrowbar(operatingunderdifferentnames,likeShellShock,Aftershock,WreqiuemandTheSlugs)withJimmyBowerin1989.BassistToddStrangewasonboardbeforeTheSlugsrenamedthemselvesCrowbarin1991,withdrummerCraigNunenmacherandguitaristKevinNoonan.“Everyonehatedusatfirstbecauseweweredoingsomethingsodifferent,”Windsteinrecallswithalaugh.“We’dturnupthevolumeknowforthefeedback,letachordringoutattheendofasongandgorightintothenextone.Iwouldn’ttalktothecrowd.Ifwe’dstopforafewmoments,itwouldbecrickets.Nobodyknewwhattomakeofit.”ObedienceThruSufferingunveiledtotheworldwhatCrowbarhaddevelopedinNewOrleans.ThepatronageofPanterafrontmanandfellowNewOrleansresidentPhilAnselmogaveCrowbaralegup.Heproducedtheirsophomorealbum,1992’sCrowbarandworeaCrowbar/EyehategodshirtinthevideoforthePanteraclassic,“I’mBroken.”BeavisandButtheadevenfeaturedCrowbarvideosandPanteratookthemontour.AnselmoandWindsteinjoinedforcesinthesupergroupDown,togetherwithStrange,Bower,andCorrosionofConformity’sPepperKeenan.Theband’s1995majorlabeldebut,NOLA,eventuallywentplatinumwithover1millionsalesintheUnitedStatesalone.Downcontinuedoffandonforthenexttwentyyears,releasingtwomorefull-lengthalbums,ahandfulofEPsandmore.ButasmuchasWindsteinlovedbeingintheband,herealizedtheschedulingwasshortchanginghismainpriority,Crowbar.“Iamthoroughlyproudofthe22yearsIwasinDown,”Windsteinstatesemphatically,stressinghisdeparturewasnothingpersonaloneitherside.SevertheWickedHandenjoyedincrediblereviewsandputCrowbarontheBillboard200forthefirsttime,butthemomentumgeneratedbythebandandtheirlabelpartnersendedtooquickly.“Assoonasthatballgotrolling,IgotanemailthatwewereabouttodothisorthatwithDown.DoImissDown?OfcourseImissthoseguys,themusic.I’mveryproudofthelegacyofDown.ButCrowbarismybaby,mycreation.NowthatIhavenothingtostopmefromthrowingnothinglessthan100percentintoCrowbar,it’safantasticfeeling.”The25yearsofworkingonCrowbarinfitsandstartshasculminatedinarenewedfocusonworlddomination,embarkeduponbyatightknitlineupsharingacommongoal.“We’vegrownsocloseasabandsincethisbecamemybiggestfocus,”Windsteinsays.“I’malwaysopentosidethingshereandthere,likeKingdomofSorrow,butnothingisgoingtostandinthewayofwhatCrowbardoeseveragain.Thisismymusicalfocus.”“We’vegonethroughalot,”headds.“Ourdrummerhadprostatecancer.WhatTommywent
     
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  8. throughwithhishealthbroughtusclosertogether,becausewewerethereforhimasfriends.Themoralehasneverbeenhighersincewewerekids.It’sequivalenttowhenmeandJimmyandToddfirstgotthisthingrollingbackin1989.I’mhungryagain