Main Act: John Garcia & The Band of Gold
Date: 23rd February 2019
Advance Tickets: £20
Venue: o2 Academy Islington
Support: Dead Quiet
Desertscene are proud to announce that stoner rock's founding father John Garcia is returning to London, this time bringing The Band of Gold with him on February 23rd at the o2 Academy Islington.
It's no secret the influence and longevity John Garcia has had within stoner rock and the wider underground. Since the humble beginnings of Kyuss (then Katzenjammer) in the late 80s, to Unida and Hermano, to his recent solo material, right through to the triumphant return of Slo Burn last year. he's lived, breathed and slept rock and roll, and he's done so surrounded by many of the best bands in the scene. No matter who he stands amongst though, his unmistakably powerful, soulful, gravel spitting vocals cut to the front.
This time, it's John Garcia & The Band of Gold who roll into London. Surrounded by a kickass band and afforded the freedom to play whatever he wants, this is sure to be Garcia at his peak. Playing tracks from his recent self titled and The Coyote who Spoke in Tongues as well as classics from his extensive back catalogue, it's always an event when John Garcia steps on stage.
Joining them for the show are Vancouver's Dead Quiet, a band rooted in a doomy classic rock. A slow moving, chugging Goliath of a band, Dead Quiet's classic stomp is perfectly complimented by ex-Barn Burner Kevin Keegan's inimitable vocals. Last year's Grand Rites, which saw the addition of Justin Hagberg on keyboards, is an utterly massive sounding record, which you should check out before the show comes around. Make sure you get down early for these.
It's gonna be a huge night at o2 Academy Islington on February 23rd. Book your tickets today.