Destroyer Of Light, Redwitch Johnny and more at Blue Note Lounge (2018)
Blue Note Lounge (Oklahoma City, OK, USA)
Destroyer Of Light, Redwitch Johnny, Turbo Wizard
September 2, 2018
Local Metal ensemble TURBO WIZARD opened this night's festivities, with a brief yet entertaining set.
Playing material from their self titled independent release, the four piece band showed a lot of promise. Relying on a foundation of good stoner riffs, as well as some tasty fretboard work, "Shitty Wizard" and "Battle Dragons" were both highlights.
This was my first time catching them, but I will be happy to see them again.
For all intents and purposes, REDWITCH JOHNNY is a local band, but they actually hail from nearby Stillwell, Oklahoma. These guys were the second band of the night and a really nice discovery for me. A three piece, the band is composed of Kevin Kimble on guitar and vocals, Michael Kimble on guitar, keys and vocals and David Hale on drums. Described many ways, I found the description of Psychedelic Garage Rock to be the most accurate for me. The band are apparently working on a new release, and if the songs put on display this night are any indication, this upcoming album could be something special.
DESTROYER OF LIGHT
There is nothing fake or assuming about DESTROYER OF LIGHT. What you hear on their albums is what you get live. It's a full force, balls to the wall, sonic assault. What you find on their Instagram or Facebook page is them. No false pretense, no rock & roll egos. Whether it's hanging at the bar for a beer with fans before the show, slinging merch, or talking equipment and music post show. They're real, they're down to earth and they're simply nice guys. They really seem to enjoy what they do, and it really comes across in everything. Hailing from Austin, TX the band formed in 2012 and have released three excellent albums and most recently an incredible EP.
Colca handled the majority of the vocals, with guitarist Keegan Kjeldsen taking the vocals on the last song of the night. Holding down the steady low end, bassist Nick Coffman anchored the stage just center of Kjeldsen's stage right. Solidifying the rhythm section was the inimitable Penny Turner on drums. Bathed in an eerie green light glow, Turner looked the part of evil wizard mastermind behind the kit.