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I’m still smacking myself for taking this long to discover Dub Trio, a band that combines two of my musical loves by striking a perfect blend between heavy, progged out Helmet-style metal and deep, delicious dub grooves. It might seem like an odd pairing, but somehow it just works. Given the fact that the band hail from my backyard of Brooklyn and are on Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings… how the fuck did I miss them until now?

Apparently I’m not the only one, as their Wednesday night show at the small downstairs lounge at Santo’s Party House was just half full, but boy did they play hard and impress the fuck out of all those attendance. I’m still in shock by how heavy, tight and just good they were; it’s one of those of shows where I spent the whole time being transfixed by one band member or another (usually uber-slick drummer Joe Tomino) and before I knew it the whole thing was over. If someone told me Dub Trio were playing again tonight, I’d cancel my plans to watch the Mets sweep the Philthies and be there, front row center.


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