Earthless started releasing anachronistic 40-minute jams steeped in 70s hard-rock riffing at a time in the early 2000s when spindly postpunk seemed to dominate the underground rock landscape. A new wave of psychedelic metal was also beginning to take shape, though, and the Southern California trio’s studio debut, 2005’s Sonic Prayer, opens with a track […]
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Stoner-rock supergroup Stöner light up 2022 with a New Year’s Day concert
California power trio Stöner are a new band of road-tested musicians. The collective resumé of guitarist and vocalist Brant Bjork, bassist and vocalist Nick Oliveri, and drummer Ryan Gut sprawls across the ranks of stoner-rock royalty: they’ve played in the likes of Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Fu Manchu, and the underrated Hammerface. So […]
Boris rage against a world turned upside down on the urgent, hardcore-driven No
In their nearly 30 years as a band, Boris have developed the rare ability to alchemize practically any sound in the vast realm of heavy, atmospheric, and psychedelic rock into their distorted, amplified vision. The Tokyo trio’s release and tour schedules have been equally ambitious (they’ve played Chicago so often over the past decade they […]
Local rockers High Priest and Cloud Cruiser offer different takes on stoner rock
Several bands call themselves High Priest, but we’re here to talk about the homegrown Chicago four-piece, who debuted in 2016 with the five-song EP Consecration. Last spring, they put out a new four-track EP, Sanctum (Magnetic Eye), which draws from the heavy trends of the past three decades—though it feels timeless in its no-nonsense approach […]
Fuzzy Chicago power trio Basement Family share an exclusive stream of their upcoming self-titled 12-inch
Stoner-pop trio Basement Family drop their first vinyl next week—and play a release party next month.
Goatsnake shares a new track off their first record in 15 years
The stoner-metal titans return with more Sabbath worship.
Listen to ‘Honey Bucket,’ classic sludge from the Melvins
A highlight from the sludge-metal pioneers’ 1993 major-label debut.
Photos of Sleep and Corrections House playing last night at Thalia Hall
And they also play tonight.
12 O’Clock Track: ‘Naki Kyoku’ is a groovy stoner-rock gem from Boris’s massive catalog
The Japanese trio play Bottom Lounge this Sunday.