What’s up, dedicated readers? It’s been quite some time since we last talked. The winter break is officially over and we’re starting to see the first few official albums releases of 2019 come down the pike and I managed to make it out to my first live show of the year as well this past weekend. This one was a celebration of all things swampy and muddy and groovy and southern fried rock-n-roll.
Corrosion came rolling into San Antonio on their first headlining run in support of their Pepper Keenan reunion album, No Cross No Crown. These guys have come a long way from their punk roots and have settled in nicely into this role of southern-tinged blue collar rock-n-roll. No frills. No over-the-top spectacles. Just the band laying down some choice chops and having a damn good time doing so.
Supporting COC on this run were crusty New Orleans sludgy doomsters, Crowbar. So, in a way, this tour could be seen as a gathering of former Down alumni getting back together with their original bands. Also on the bill were North Carolina’s Weedeater and Dallas’ Mothership.
Corrosion of Conformity-Long Whip/Big America
Corrosion of Conformity-Albatross
Crowbar-The Cemetery Angels