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Saturday, March 15 • 12:00am - 12:30am
Blue Cheer

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BLUE CHEER What Doesn’t Kill You… Originally managed by the Hell’s Angels and deemed as “The single most powerful band I’ve ever seen” by Jim Morrison of The Doors, one of heavy metal’s original “power trios” BLUE CHEER are on tour in support of it first new studio album in over a decade, “What Doesn’t Kill You…” (Rainman Records via Shout Factory/RED Distribution). Formed in San Francisco, the legendary heavy metal pioneers blew up with its full-on heavy metal version of “Summertime Blues” from the band’s seminal 1967 album, “Vincibus Eruptum.” Pitchforkmedia.com recently wrote that, “The Who ripped these guys off!” Named after a brand of LSD, BLUE CHEER made a name for themselves as the first heavy metal band to be universally called: “The loudest band in the world.” They are hailed as the fathers of metal, the godfathers of grunge as well as garage gods. BLUE CHEER in the past couple years have been actively touring Europe and America with the likes of Witch (featuring J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr) and Goblin Cock as well as at last year’s Vice’s 2006 Intonation Festival (alongside Ghostface Killah and High On Fire) and the CMJ Music Marathon. This past spring they performed at the Roadburn Festival in Holland with The Melvins, Pelican and Neurosis. They are currently on a U.S. headlining club tour. The acclaimed current lineup includes 2/3 of the original trio with Dickie Peterson on lead vocals and bass and Paul Whaley on drums. The two are joined by Duck McDonald on guitar who has been a member with the band on and off throughout the past 20 years. BLUE CHEER has earned rave reviews on the road on recent tours for still “bringing on the sonic assault.” Rolling Stone magazine’s David Fricke states: “ The terror is back.” “Most critics point to Sabbath and Zeppelin as influences for current metal bands such as Wolfmother and Mastodon, but Blue Cheer’s unrelenting rawness, interesting use of distortion and love of the blues has as much to do with those sounds as anyone else,” praises Columbus Alive. “The band right now blows my mind,” laughs BLUE CHEER’s Dickie Peterson. With BLUE CHEER you have to go see it! It is a physical experience. I want people to leave saying I’ve never seen anything like that before. You can feel it. It punches you!”

Saturday March 15, 2008 12:00am - 12:30am
Emo's Annex 600 Red River St

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