John Garcia (ex-Kyuss), Weedeater, Rwake, Cancerslug, and More To Play Mutants Of The Monster Fest – Final Lineup Announced

Mutants Of The Monster Fest has just announced its full and final 2024 lineup, with the addition of Cancerslug and Rwake. Taking place at the Argenta Arts District, Little Rock, AR, May 16-18, the multi-day festival also features John Garcia, Weedeater, Telekinetic Yeti, Rebelmatic, Deadbird, Flummox, and others. Head into the article below for full details.
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John Garcia (ex-Kyuss) Books North American East Coast Tour Dates

American desert rock pioneer, John Garcia known for his work with bands such as Kyuss, Hermano, Slo Burn, and more – has announced a North American East Coast tour for this spring. He will be performing classic songs from some of his iconic bands. Kicking off May 15 in Madison, WI, support comes from Jared James Nichols, psych-rock duo Telekinetic Yeti, and Left Lane Cruiser.Prior to the tour, John Garcia will be performing a free show in Austin, TX on March 16 with support from Midnight. Find more details in the article below.
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Mutants Of The Monster Fest 2024 Books John Garcia (Kyuss), Weedeater, Telekinetic Yeti, Rebematic, Spirit Adrift, Deadbird, Fistula, Flummox and More


Mutants Of The Monster Fest will return in 2024 to Little Rock, AR from May 16-18! The multi-day festival will take place in the Argenta Arts District and has revealed the first wave of bands, which features John Garcia (Formerly of Kyuss), Weedeater, Telekinetic Yeti, Rebematic, Spirit Adrift, Deadbird, Fistula, Flummox and more to be announced! Taking place in North Little Rock, AR at the Argenta Community Theater, early bird tickets are on sale at the link below! 

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Kyuss Released Their Final Album “And The Circus Leaves Town” 25 Years Ago

Kyuss continues to cast a large shadow over the stoner doom scene that is perpetual and ever-changing. This truth is no more certain than the shadow they cast over themselves and having to live up the expectations they set. Coming out of nowhere (really the Palm Desert in California), the band set the template for the genre with Blues For The Red Sun (Dali) and Welcome To Sky Valley (Elecktra), but were always going to be hard-pressed to keep that pace. Looking back on their final album And The Circus Leaves Town (Elecktra), it may have not have lived up to its lofty older sisters, but it has some gems that maybe were not appreciated at the time since the band was disintegrating. Continue reading

Luna Sol – Below The Deep


It’s been four years since Denver quartet Luna Sol powered onto the scene, with a certain amount of buzz around the fact that frontman Dave Angstrom had recruited former Hermano bandmate John Garcia as a guest on debut album Blood Moon (Cargo Records). Follow-up Below The Deep (Slush Fund Recordings/Cargo Records) continues the theme of the band’s self-styled “High Mountain Rock,” which incorporates variety into the Desert template.Continue reading

John Garcia And The Band Of Gold – John Garcia And The Band Of Gold

Reckon we can get through a John Garcia album review without mentioning Kyuss? Since the breakup of that genre-defining band, Garcia has regular delivered satisfying slabs of desert rock goodness. And in his latest effort, John Garcia And The Band Of Gold (Napalm Records) he’s just delivered a belter of a dirty Rock record.Continue reading

Deserfest 2017 Part II: Live At Various Venues, London

Day 3

With the queue for Sunday’s opening act Wizard Fight snaking out the door of the Black Heart, there’s a little wait to see Wales’ HARK. Although different from Jim Isaac’s previous outfit Taint, the two share a lot of common DNA; Aggressive, angular riffs with plenty of groove, time changes galore, and plenty of chances to bang your head. There’s a big, receptive crowd for so early in the afternoon, and the band respond with a loud and energetic performance.Continue reading

Deserfest London 2017 Part I: : Live At Various Venues

Has the doom and stoner scene ever been in ruder health? Possibly not, judging from the quality of acts on show at the sixth edition of the London Desertfest. The three-day festival, held across a number of venues across Camden Town has riff-mongers of all shapes, sizes, and styles doing their best to shake the capital apart.Continue reading

John Garcia – The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues

When I spoke to former Kyuss frontman John Garcia in 2014, he said the follow-up to his debut solo record could easily be an album of covers. In truth, Garcia’s sophomore album, The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues (Napalm), is instead an extension of his ‘An Evening With’ unplugged tour; nine tracks of stripped back acoustic music, featuring re-imaginings of Kyuss classics and some new material. Continue reading