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Hermano (feat. Ex Kyuss frontman John Garcia) Andrews Lane Theatre, Dublin, 8th Nov08

  • 23-07-2008 12:12pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 13

    Darkside Events are proud to present

    Andrews Lane Theatre Dublin Sat 8th of Nov

    Tickets now on sale

    WaV LO Call no: 1890 200 078


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    Featuring one of the best rock singers john garcia (ex-kyuss/unida)

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    Although brought together as a side project it was clear from the beginning that Hermano was indeed a band. Hermano entered the recording studio for the first time in the Spring of 1999. Initial sessions were funded by infamous cult artist Frank Kozik. Completed in the Winter of 2000. "…only a suggestion" finally appeared in the summer of 2002, and started touring the US and Europe.

    The success of these now legendary tours, and the response of the audiences around the world, motivated the group to begin the process of a follow-up release.

    Again slowed down by legal hurdles, it would be another two years before the follow-up release could begin production. During this period, drummer Steve Earle began to focus on his solo career, and Supafuzz drummer Chris Leather was asked to fill his shoes. Chris joined the band for the first time at the Azkena Festival in Spain, back in 2003, and was remained an official Hermano thereafter.

    During this period, Hermano proved itself a force to be reckoned with. The live shows were intense. The music hit a nerve. It was also pointed out by the press and fans that Hermano shunned the typical "rock star" stance: Hermano is about friendship, family, expression, art and life as they know it… no battle-of-the-bands, no dreams of grandeur… just a group of guys with values and talent who enjoy being with each other and making music together whenever possible. In 2004, Hermano's members began exchanging snippets of song ideas via courier and the internet. Tracks were created over international calls and bottles of Jim Beam.

    Glasses were raised across phone lines as the band's drummer Chris Leathers finally entered a studio in Atlanta to begin the drum tracks for the album… yup, just Chris

    The new record would be created by each member recording his parts in a separate studio in a separate studio in a different city, alone. Strange? Not to Hermano, a band that persists in the face of geographical obstacles, its various members by this point all living in separate cities from Joshua Tree and Morongo Valley (CA) to Atlanta (GA) to New Orleans (LA) to Boca Raton (FL).

    John, Dandy and Dave continued to refine the Hermano sound with focused writing, brought from years of touring and creating as a band. Songs like "Life", "Roll Over", "Is This OK" and "Brother Bjork" found the band moving forward yet remaining true to Hermano's sound. As one can imagine, the members were anxious to hear the final outcome of months of writing and weeks of tracking without seeing one another.

    The band finally sat down face to face, together with their manager/producer Ram in Atlanta for 5 days of mixing sessions.

    Pleased with the outcome, Hermano's sophomore album, "Dare I say…", was released on Suburban Records in Europe, in the autumn of 2004, and in February 2005 on MeteorCity in North America and Canada. Stil characterized by heavy blues roots, "Dare I Say…" added a new edge with 70's rock and punk-fueled tracks like "Quite ****ed" and "Cowboys Suck", and Hermano was ready to hit the road and hit the road take their sound back to the people.

    Joined by Olly Smit (Celestial Season) on 2nd guitar, the band's European tour for "Dare I Say…"as hailed as one of the most anticipated and refreshing productions of the year, and attitude affirming that the power and emotion of honest rock are here to stay. During the final months of 2004 and 2005, Hermano continued touring when possible in Europe and select US citites. Audio and video from these tours is being culled for a live CD (2005) and DVD (2006), as a "Thank You" to the fans that support the underground music.

    The next chapter

    "…into the exam room"

    The title says it all… into the exam room of life and he struggle and elation that comes with the relationships that exist around all of us. Standing as the band' most emotional release to date, this album comes straight from the heart, reflecting the growth and maturity of Hermano since their formation back in 1998.

    With this release, Hermano has delivered the most ripened collection of material since their inception. No longer fitting into the simple and over-used moniker of "stoner rock", with this release they've cleared away the "stoner" and left the "rock" to stand-alone. Refreshing, and inspirational, "…into the exam room " isn't just a throwback to the authentic tones of the 60's and 70's. It's the here and now.

    It's all the nuances that you've been wanting out of rock music that were seemingly lost in the sea of bands that sounded alike, look identical, and were promoted in the same suit. Hermano have made their own clothes.

    Recorded in various romantic locations all over the United States (in the high desert of California, by the Great Lakes of Ohio, in the deep south of Georgia and in the rolling meadows of Ketucky) the material for this album travelled over 30,000 miles before ending up in the mixing studio with the master of sonic passion, Mr. Russ-T Cobb, and its final destination under the consummate mastering techniques of Glenn Schick, both in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Both being "watched by the executioner Ram Lauwrier, as executive producer.

    Beyond what you have come to expect from the music that surrounds you today, but containing everything you want and need, "…into the exam room" asks if you are ready to explore and elevate your senses.

    Please, enjoy!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 Auld Painless

    Support for Hermano comes from:

    (groovy, fuzzed, monstrous riffs, Psychedelic)

    (Grooved rock n roll de-tuned with a hint of the classics with a weird angle)

    rock on :cool:

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,593 ✭✭✭Soundman


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,815 ✭✭✭✭galwayrush

    Can't miss this:cool:

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,209 ✭✭✭Beanstalk

    Ah balls i'll be out of the country! :( p.s. that a fcuking cool picture of him with the smoke.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 Auld Painless

    update on support bands; due to the untimely split of Anodizer, Northern lrelands Bad Boat are doing the support along with Haieeta check em out at and/or

    also tickets are now available to buy from soundcellar on nassau street in dublin city.

    rock on

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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,953 ✭✭✭✭Mushy

    Typical its a Saturday...always teh same!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 Auld Painless

    Bad Boat are organising a return bus down from the Europa Bus Centre in Belfast for £15, anyone interested can PM me and i'll put you onto them.
    rock on.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 Auld Painless

    tickets for this are now available in Sentinel Records also.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 Auld Painless

    less than 2 weeks left for this show, rock on

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 Auld Painless

    due to curfew changes at the andrews lane theatre hermano Will be on stage before nine o clock. Bad Boat will start at 8 pm sharp.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 Auld Painless


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,649 ✭✭✭Catari Jaguar

    I'm going to this!! :D Didn't know their stuff, just fukn LOVE Kyuss so it was a no brainer. Aftershow party? Sweeet!!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13 Auld Painless

    after show party is in The Hub form 11pm til 2 30 am, playing all your fuzzed out rock n'roll needs and then some, see ye'all there rock on :D

  • Registered Users Posts: 19 TommyL

    Cant wait for this! Just downloaded Only A Suggestion there.The other two albums are quality.Something tells me they're gonna be even better live.Is The Hub close to Andrews Lane Theatre?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,365 ✭✭✭acquiescefc

    TommyL wrote: »
    Is The Hub close to Andrews Lane Theatre?

    Not really. Its near the Tourism place.

    Should be rockin!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 214 ✭✭gokgok

    will there be tickets available on the door?

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,815 ✭✭✭✭galwayrush

    That was one of the best gigs i have ever experienced. Fantastic.:cool:

  • Registered Users Posts: 19 TommyL

    Absolutely outstanding gig lads!
    John Garcia's voice is good as ever.It was great to hear Kyuss songs played live too,the place went ape**** for them!!
    The support bands Haieeta and Bad Boat were outstanding and sound lads aswell(You'd be well apreciated down in Cork!)
    Great aferparty too, surprised we found it, the state of us!!
    All in all a brilliant night.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,649 ✭✭✭Catari Jaguar

    That was such a good night!! I couldn't believe when I heard the intro to Thumb. Crowd just all rushed to the stage. Was deadly! :D

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,126 ✭✭✭✭calex71

    damn it !!!!!!! I totally forgot about this :mad:

    so what kyuss songs where played you lucky so and so's???

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,649 ✭✭✭Catari Jaguar

    calex71 wrote: »
    damn it !!!!!!! I totally forgot about this :mad:

    so what kyuss songs where played you lucky so and so's???

    "Thumb" and "Green Machine"; first two tracks on Blues for the Red Sun :D