Black Pussy, Deadwolf

September 22, 2017 8:00 PM - September 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Friday, September 22, 8pm, $6 advance/$8 day of show 

Google-unfriendly psychedelic Rock & Stoner Pop from Portland, Oregon

Black Pussy www.facebook.com/lessinfomoremojo http://blackpussy.bandcamp.com

Press/pix: http://press.badabuzz.com/blackpussy

Deadwolf www.facebook.com/deadwolfofficial https://soundcloud.com/deadwolfofficial

 

For Dustin Hill, the creator and songwriter of the band, Black Pussy sounded like a fantastic name. It encapsulates exactly what the band is: a psychedelic, ’70s-influenced rock ‘n’ roll band that sounds like Tarantino directing a Thin Lizzy video in the low desert.

Considering the name comes from a song that directly speaks out against racism, Hill isn’t willing to entertain the notion that the band intends to offend anyone, but the band was recently forced to remove itself from its own hometown tour kickoff show due to complaints over its name. They’ve just set off on a three month tour across the country fighting off the name haters.

For the past few years, the group has continuously headed out on North American tours, including a full U.S. and Canadian stint opening for ex-Kyuss legends Vista Chino in 2013 as well as sharing the stage with Sleep, Red Fang, Danava, Yob, Boots Electric, Black Tusk, Mothership and Dead Meadow. 

Their rigorous touring regimen has rightfully earned them the tagline, “ON TOUR FOREVER.” The 
group has also spent the last three years recording the band’s blend of heavy, psychedelic rock songs with not only Portland recording engineer Adam Pike (Red Fang, Norska, Black Elk, etc.) but also the legendary Kyuss founding drummer and multi-instrumentalist Brant Bjork.

Black Pussy approaches their music style with influences across three decades of rock: the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The result is a cohesive blend of Kyuss, Hawkwind, The Cars, Monster Magnet and Queens of the Stone Age. Their classic, upbeat and relentlessly hooky tracks embrace traditional pop structure within heavy rock and led to Hill coining the phrase “stoner-pop”. Their catchy music tends to seduce 
anyone, even those who wander in a club after seeing the intriguing band name on the marquis. There is no contrived contention, just fun, love and good tunes. Everyone is invited to this party.

The 2012 debut album, On Blonde, was written and mostly recorded by Hill alone, though guitarist
Ryan McIntire, drummer Dean Carroll, bassist Aaron Poplin and keyboardist Chief O’Dell later joined the band. The record kicks off with the rip of a bong and sounds like a drug-riddled midnight misadventure in a ’70s muscle car. The track “Blow Some Steam Off” landed a spot on the February 2013 Metal Hammer compilation. 2013 also saw a split release from Black Pussy and LA-based Biblical Proof Of UFOs: a contact high-inducing, 22-minute psychedelic opus entitled “Galaxies.”

Magic Mustache was released in February of 2015 and the band toured the Spring, Summer and Fall in support of it. The album received much acclaim and had premieres from Noisey, Decibel, Terrorizor and Metalsucks.net. This exposure led to a backlash from politically correct new wave feminist groups seeking to shut down the band online with misconstrued accusations of misogyny and racism. Responding to this, the band released a statement: “…Ultimately, the music and the message is what should be scrutinized rather than the clothes we wear or the name we chose. But whatever. Trolls are gonna troll, complainers are going to complain and people who get it are going to keep on getting it.”

Where The Eagle Flies, released August 18th of the same year, is a 5 song EP which includes a cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s classic song “Don’t Fear The Reaper.”

After performing nearly 150 dates in 2016, the material that would find its way onto the next LP was worked and re-worked until it came into clear focus under the microscope and all the stops were pulled. 2016 also saw Black Pussy making their first appearance overseas in Europe. Performing at both Desertfest London and Berlin, they further made a name for themselves sharing the stage with Crowbar, Lionize, Rotor, and Greenleaf among others.

The new full length album, titled Power, debuted May 30 through Made In China Records. This new album takes the thickly layered production of Magic Mustache and raises the ante; further pulling from the pop sensibility of previous releases. This collection of songs maintains the heaviness the band has been known for while expanding upon the groovier and gentle side of the golden age of classic rock circa the 1970s. Fans of Heart, The James Gang and Eagles of Death Metal will find a smile on their face and a swaying of their hips.

As the band grows, so will their musical footprint, ultimately placing them in a category all their own. Black Pussy is doing what it does best; sending you on a cosmic journey through time and space, making you shake your ass and blurring the lines between psychedelic mysticism and reality.

“God damn, Black Pussy has got it all – from swirling fuzzy guitars. to jams that flow effortlessly between freak-outs and catchy choruses. Their tones hang thick like the smoke in an Amsterdam coffee shop and their vibes are comfortable like a nest made of embroidered throw pillows. Black Pussy a stoner rock band, no bones about it.” – The Sludgelord

 

“Black Pussy can’t be pigeonholed into a specific genre either. They have various mojo working for them on many fronts. A nice blend of classic boogie rock, psychedelic pop, shoe gaze, stoner, and the list goes on. If you are familiar with desert stoner deep cuts, like Kyuss offshoot projects, you will hear a truly stoner rock vibe that is not characterized by fuzz or guitar string slamming. Feel-good musical acts like Brant Bjork and Queens of the Stone Age are closer in semblance to Black Pussy than most bands filling the scene today. This group has a ’90s sound encapsulated by a definite ’70s groove, a unique imprint that is completely theirs.” – Doomed and Stoned

“They’ll have you blowing smoke from your ears while juggling chainsaws in the back of a busted up convertible fueled by Jack Daniels doing 90 down Burnside with the intensity of Denis Leary on stage talking about 8Balls. And who wouldn’t want that?” – Ron Trembath, MusicGeek.org

 

When you name your band Black Pussy you’d better tread carefully, and to their credit the Portland band has made it crystal clear why they chose to call themselves that. Drawing inspiration from the original title of The Rolling Stones’ classic “Brown Sugar” Black Pussy states on their Facebook page, “Black Pussy does not condone or endorse any sexism, racism, ageism, violence, or any other douchebaggery that has been spoiling the party sin the party started.” If anything, these guys do know how to channel the spirit of the original song, having developed a wonderful knack for hard-driving, blues-based heavy rock ‘n’ roll. Drawing from the likes of Kyuss, Fu Manchu, and Monster Magnet, the band takes that ’90s stoner rock sound and takes the WABAC Machine to 1968, adding healthy doses of psychedelia and badass rock ‘n’ roll to their sound. It’s an irresistible combination…” – Decibel Magazine

 

Here’s a rather long piece from The Houston Press:

www.houstonpress.com/music/black-pussy-is-causing-more-trouble-if-not-for-houston-8202347

 

Here’s a couple of videos from the new album: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRu0JCMNgeI

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltdU0mCb7TI

And their 2016 faithful cover of BOC’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXeakr48oAQ

And watch a band member defend the name to protesterswww.youtube.com/watch?v=8JigmAqgc4k

Here’s the debut of The Black Pussy Show. In this episode, the band reads hate comments from the Internet. People have accused Black Pussy for sometime now of being racist, misogynist asshats. The band reads some of the greatest hits: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIhIPN5qQQ0

 

 

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