Crowbar, Thunder Driver, the Ox King | Cobra Lounge | Rock, Pop, Etc, New Year's Eve Parties & Events | Chicago Reader
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Crowbar, Thunder Driver, the Ox King 

When: Tue., Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. 2013
Price: $40
Beavis and Butt-Head earned international notoriety for promoting teenage stupidity, but they occasionally made some astute observations: while watching the video for “Existence Is Punishment,” from Crowbar’s 1993 landmark self-titled LP, Butt-Head says, “This music is slow and fat.” That record, produced by Pantera’s Philip Anselmo, helped define the southern sludge-metal sound, which in many ways is exactly as Butt-Head described it. On Crowbar, the band even turned Zeppelin’s relatively delicate and introspective “No Quarter” into an earth-cracking plod, each note detonating like a bomb. Singer and guitarist Kirk Windstein has been the only constant member of the band—which celebrates its 25th anniversary at this show—and over the years he’s filled out Crowbar’s roster with players from fellow New Orleans extreme-metal acts such as Pantera, Eyehategod, Goatwhore, and Acid Bath. No matter who backs Windstein up, though, Crowbar’s records have always been punishingly, devastatingly slow and fat. —Luca Cimarusti Thunder Driver and the Ox King open.


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