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DIRT rocks last show before taking long break

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The Slice rocked on Nov 29 thanks to DIRT and freshly minted local jam band Robotoroboros.John Brooks and Steve Martin of DIRT. Photo by Richard Amery
DIRT will be taking a hiatus after this show as lead vocalist/ guitarist John Brooks is going to Japan, but they made it count with lots of big, loud, Black Sabbath style sludge rock.

As usual they supplied lots of bludgeoning guitar and intricate bass from Steve Martin while drummer Garwin Poff thundered away on the kit and held it all together.

They played a lot of music from their upcoming album and added a few choice covers like UFO’s ‘Rock Bottom,’ and a surprisingly cheerful version of Motorhead’s ‘Killed by Death.’

Branden Hamilton of Robotoroboros. Photo by Richard Amery
One of their originals “Rifftastic’ stood out, well, because of all the big, detuned guitar riffs in it. The whole show was full of big, loud, detuned riffage  which had a good portion of the audience in front of the stage banging their heads.

 I only caught the end of  the new band Robotoroboros featuring CKXU music director Branden Hamilton playing psychedelic jams on guitar,  as well as James Myer and Dennis Rollag on bass and drums respectively.
 They did themselves proud for their first gig.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 December 2013 12:30 )  
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