Des Demonas, Dust Hat

"The Super Bowl Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Des Demonas

Dust Hat

Sun, February 4, 2018

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Des Demonas
Des Demonas
" 'The South will never rise again,' Jacky Cougar Abok intones in a manner
that suggests he is looking straight into your eyeballs while singing the
opening track on Des Demonas' debut album on In The Red Records. His hand
may be around your neck as well! Sounding like The Last Poets acid tripping
to '60s Sunset Strip, the band drags you on a wild ride of fuzzy guitars and
swirling Farfisa organ, while the bass and drums keep pounding a rhythm to
the brain. And that's just the first song! The band hails from Washington,
DC, and have been denizens of the byways and highways of the city's musical
underground for years. Jacky Cougar Abok is the six-foot-five-inch tall
Kenyan punk singer who has drummed with Thee Lolitas and Foul Swoops.
Guitarist Mark Cisneros has bent strings with Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey
Birds, Deathfix, and Medications, and has pounded the traps for The Make-Up
and Benjy Ferree, the latter alongside organist Paul Vivari. Joe Halladay
(Citygoats) on bass and Ryan Hicks (Suns Of Guns) on drums round out this
squared circle of sight and sound. The songs on this album range from
Nuggets-style snottiness on 'Tuff Turf,' to the brash warnings of ‘Liez'
('Lies... only seem to matter if you never wise up'), to the stomper
'Psychedelic Soldier' and cool psycho creeper 'Say You Tried,' to the hard
boiled '70s punk of Swahili-sung 'Golden Eggs.' When Abok sings 'There are
no vampires in Africa,' it may be a warning. It may be a fact. Or it may be
a whole lot of unrelenting scuzzy fun. Dig the Des Demonas. Play it loud.
Twist your wig." --Kid Congo Powers
Dust Hat
Dust Hat
A rock 'n' roll affront for modern times.
'The men don't know, and the little girls don't understand either.' Dust Hat is a New Haven rock 'n' roll party attack featuring Brendan Toller on vox/guitar, Sagittarius Moon Goddess Robin Woerner on vox, herpatologist Jeff Slocum on lead guitar, Dan Soto (of Dan Soto & the High Doses) on thunderstick, and the one and only Rob Ruby on the beat of the traps. Think Peewee Herman's version of the MC5. Drag optional, dancing required.