In a world where grunge is gagged on by soft mouths and rock is dying alongside the bedsides of those who refuse to listen to Uncle Acid, the ATX based band Coattails clings to the image of Texas Fuzz Rock with a white knuckle grip. Birthed with an aggressive backbone and an intentional grit, Coattails were founded under the influence of past legends such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and Thee Oh Sees. Rich with raw prowess and the drive to stand apart, these Southern rock pioneers are fervently working on taming the beast within the blood; bringing new meaning to control, intention, and purposeful allure. Just call them The White Stripes of the new generation; except, imagine a distorted reality where Jack White had relations with John Lennon and they birthed the band Black Lips who then adopted and raised a group of fuzz monsters with the Queens of the Stone Age, and called them Coattails. Read on to learn more on the band that is bringing new life to harmonic grunge in the ATX scene, and remember: don’t get them wet, and whatever you do? Don’t feed them after midnight.
Otis the Destroyer released their first EP Dark Arts in 2014. Since then, the band has continued to build a cohesive identity as a stellar rock n’ roll quad combo. The band members include Taylor Wilkins on guitar and vocals, Clennan Hyatt on drums, Kyle Robarge on bass and vocals and Anthony Rucci on guitar.
This Sunday, Nov. 22, the Mattress Firm will host its Battle of the Bands Showdown at the Mohawk Austin.
Oct. 29, Sidewinder, a reinvented merger between Red Eyed Fly and Red 7, hosted a power-packed local lineup: The Bravo, Ghostbunny, Otis the Destroyer and MCG.
This week’s culmination of songs is a post-rock aural journey, dripping with psychedelic overtones and overdriven guitars from the likes of Ghostbunny‘s “Static Love” and Hunter Jones‘s “Laurel.” For those who would trade the psychedelic trip for a mosh pit, Otis the Destroyer and The Bravo hold it down with two biggest rock anthems of the playlist, “Goldfame” and “Everybody Needs a Friend.“