Friday, May 26, 2006

Priestess Is Pimpin' My Ride This Summer.

Summer is approaching, and I'm finding that cranking up bands from Montreal with 3 violins and 2 flutes and a guy playing a motorcycle helmet with a drumstick is just not cutting it as I drive down the highway with the windows and sunroof wide open. Where does one turn now for a quality hard rock driving experience?

Back to Montreal, of course.

From that city's seemingly endless pool of quality music comes Priestess.

A hard rock band in the truest sense of the description, Priestess plays an unironic riff rock that, were there an actual rock radio station around here, would certainly be the muscle car blast of the Summer. Channelling AC/DC, Foghat, and often times the duel guitar attack of Thin Lizzy, these guys sound like they all turned 17 in 1979 in the Midwest, learned their instruments, then took a time machine ride here for the 13 June release date of their album, Hello Master.

Yeah, their name makes you think they are probably gonna be all evil and stuff, but it's not like's just straight-up kick-ass rock, just like your older dirtbag cousin used to listen to in his red-black-and-Bondo colored Trans-Am.

Like the Wolfmother record even a little? Try these guys on for size.

Priestess - "Lay Down" mp3
Priestess - "Talk to Her" mp3

Preorder Priestess cd and vinyl

Priestess MySpace

Tour dates:

Jun 15 2006 8:00P
Spaceland Los Angeles, CA
Jun 17 2006 8:00P
Alex's Bar w/The Bronx & Riverboat Gamblers Long Beach, CA
Jun 18 2006 8:00P
Glass House w/The Bronx & Riverboat Gamblers Pomona, CA
Jun 19 2006 8:00P
Soma w/The Bronx & Riverboat Gamblers San Diego, CA
Jun 21 2006 8:00P
Jerry's w/The Bronx & Riverboat Gamblers Bakersfield, CA
Jun 22 2006 8:00P
The Belmont w/The Bronx & Riverboat Gamblers Fresno, CA
Jun 23 2006 8:00P
The Library w/The Bronx & Riverboat Gamblers Sacramento, CA
Jun 24 2006 8:00P
Independant w/The Bronx & Riverboat Gamblers San Francisco, CA
Jun 26 2006 8:00P
Rock N Roll Pizza w/The Bronx & Riverboat Gamblers Portland, OR
Jun 27 2006 8:00P
Crocodile Cafe w/The Bronx & Riverboat Gamblers Seattle, WA

and dig this bill!:

Jul 11 2006 8:00P
Asbury Lanes w/Electric Six and The Rinse Asbury Park, NJ

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