213 West Fifth Street
Austin, TX 78701
9:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Eric Tessmer Band
Eric Tessmer Band
Beloved by audiences throughout the world, the Eric Tessmer Band has captured the attention of fans from all ages as a result of their uncompromising musicianship and unbridled aggression. Their music is organic and natural—they’re real and every note you hear leaps from the speakers and is completely unfettered by superfluous studio trickery.
With each performance, The Eric Tessmer Band’s collaborative vibe continues to evolve, built on a career and catalog of material that inspires and fuels the evolution of rock/blues.
Crunchy, Fuzzed-Out, Rock & Roll, Dig!
Burning Avalanche emits an aurora of fiery, passionate, molten rock. Expect to be taken on an energetic rock experience through time and space.
Think massive explosions.
Power Chief is a kick in the face: a laid-back stoner metal groove with the heavy beat and soul of blues. Coming from a variety of metal, punk and blues backgrounds to create a sound that is at once a 70s Black Sabbath jam as it is a harmonica-drenched blues jam from some back alley bar in some dirty southern town, Power Chief creates music that is infectious, gritty and a whole lot of rock n roll.
Coming from backgrounds in rock n roll, drummer Dickie James Hill and bassist Andy Kahn bring the heavy anchor to the soulful blues of guitarist Rio Norris and harmonica player Zach Johnson. The double bass beat of a stoner metal drummer and the one-two punch of a rock bassist create an unexpected yet perfectly solid foundation for the dirty blues guitar and soulful harmonica – all powered through a Marshall stack.
Power Chief started as a collaboration between Rio, Andy and James in Austin, TX, in late 2011. Zach Johnson joined the trio in 2012. The harmonica element elevated Power Chief from stoner metal into something more. That something more is Viking Blues. $6.00 - $8.00