EARTHLESS MELTS FACES AND MAKES ME WANNA PLAY GUITAR MORE
“Remember when we saw Earthless open for Baroness and one nob in the whole place claimed to not like them for no apparent reason?”
“Yes I do, and I will never understand that…”
“Me neither. Thanks for the fictional yet accurate quotes.”
“My pleasure. You rule.”
After seeing the almighty California instrumental psychedelic trio Earthless open for Baroness last year, I was hooked on their spontaneous, jam-heavy sound. Their show at the Mercury Lounge in NYC this Wednesday continued my love of their vibe, and I’m psyched (pun intended) fo much MO.
Guitarist Isaiah Mitchell has such tasty licks and solos and uses his effect pedals so masterfully that you almost forget just how thumping and tight the rhythm section is. Bassist Mike Eginton holds down grooves like there’s no tomorrow, and drummer Mario Rubalcaba (formerly of Rocket from the Crypt, Hot Snakes, and now punk supergroup Off! as well), slays straightforward pocket jams with as much ease and finesse as he does syncopated freakouts.
Sounds like all sorts of 1969.
But don’t take my word for it…..check out these video clips from last Summer, and then run don’t walk to see them play live as soon as humanly possible.
Check out bassist Mike Eginton’s wicked San Diego record store The Thirsty Moon