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Reverb Lounge

Weedeater / High Tone Son of a Bitch / JD Pinkus (Melvins/Butthole Surfers) at Reverb Lounge

stoner/doom/sludge pioneers Weedeater come to Omaha on tour with High Tone Son of a Bitch (supergroup with members of Noothgrush, Kalas, Hammers of Misfortune, Men of Porn, Melvins, Hawkwind, Acid King, Neurosis, High on Fire, Sleep, Necrot, The Skull, Holy Grove, Phantom Hound, Worshipper and more)

Weedeater / High Tone Son of a Bitch / JD Pinkus (Melvins/Butthole Surfers) at Reverb Lounge

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May 22, 8:00 PM

Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave, Omaha, NE 68104, USA

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Black Heart Booking presents...

Weedeater - doom/sludge/metal from North Carolina https://weedeater.bandcamp.com/music https://www.facebook.com/weedmetal

High Tone Son of a Bitch - doom metal/heavy metal/stoner rock/psychedelic rock from Oakland, CA https://htsob.bandcamp.com/

JD Pinkus (Melvins / Butthole Surfer) - psychedelic / banjo / spacegrass from NC https://jdpinkus.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jdpinkus https://www.jdpinkus.com/

at Reverb Lounge

$20 advance / $25 day of show 8 PM / All Ages Show

Weedeater are a sludge metal band from Wilmington, North Carolina. Formed in 1996, Weedeater have since released five full-length albums and have performed on multiple tours and festivals around the world. The band is known for their tongue-in-cheek humor, Dixie's raspy vocals and lyrics based in life experiences, humor and marijuana. Weedeater was born the mid-'90s, in Wilmington, NC, originally taking shape as a side project of vocalist/bassist "Dixie" Dave Collins, who was otherwise engaged with sludge metal cult favorites Buzzov*en at the time. However, upon that band's official demise in 1998, Collins was free to concentrate his efforts on Weedeater, which released two sludgecore albums to kick off the new millennium: 2001's And Justice for Y'All and 2002's Sixteen Tons, both produced by stoner specialist Billy Anderson. Collins later decided to tour briefly as bass player for Bongzilla and also found time to lend his four strings to Wilmington neighbors, Sourvein, but continued to work with Weedeater guitarist Shep and drummer Keko, touring relentlessly over the years, with the likes of C.O.C. and Alabama Thunderpussy. Busy as he was, Collins and co. finally got around to recording their third long-player, God Luck and Good Speed, which was release through Southern Lord in 2007.

HTSOB - Originally formed by brothers Paul and Andrew Kott from the ashes of Oakland prog/doom sludge masters Cruevo, and both preceding and coinciding with Paul's work in Bay Area metal "supergroup" Kalas, High Tone Son of a Bitch (HTSOB) is a "supergroup" unto itself. Since its founding, HTSOB has pulled together members and collaborators from bands like Noothgrush, Kalas, Hammers of Misfortune, Men of Porn, Melvins, Hawkwind, Acid King, Neurosis, High on Fire, Sleep, Necrot, The Skull, Holy Grove, Phantom Hound, Worshipper and more. When Andrew Kott died unexpectedly in a tragic fall in 2007, HTSOB disbanded - seemingly for good. Paul Kott revived the band - at the urging of his Latin Grammy-winning nephew Juan Herrera (Andrew’s step-son) - in 2019. Paul has been joined by a core group that includes original member Russ Kent (Noothgrush, Alaric) on vocals and original producer Billy Anderson (Melvins, Men of Porn) on bass. Many friends and collaborators have joined this core group to allow Paul’s brother's inspiration to live on, including Dave Edwardson (Neurosis), Sunny Reinhardt (Saviours, Necrot), Matt Pike (Sleep, High on Fire), Bryce Shelton (Nik Turner's Hawkwind, Acid King), Rob Wrong (The Skull, Witch Mountain), John Brookhouse (Worshipper), and more. The psychedelic hard rock and post-doom vision of HTSOB has kept moving forward - all the while remaining uncompromisingly true to the musical roots the brothers established years ago. Critically heralded as a band that "sits atop the pinnacle of not just psychedelic music, but of musicianship across every spectrum” (Metal Observer), High Tone Son of a Bitch transcends not only genre archetype but death itself, to weave an essential portrait of the dualistic nature of our lives.

JD Pinkus - JD Pinkus is an American bassist best known for his work with American punk band Butthole Surfers from 1985 to 1994 and since the 2009 reunion. In 1990, he and Butthole Surfers lead vocalist Gibby Haynes released Digital Dump, the only album from their psychedelic house music side project The Jackofficers. Upon leaving Butthole Surfers, Pinkus worked full-time with the Austin trio Daddy Longhead, which he had assembled during his waning months in the band, and which included longtime Atlanta associate Jimbo Young on guitar and Rey Washam on drums. Daddy Longhead retired after 10 years, leaving Pinkus free to explore other projects including Skinny Leonard and Areola 51. Pinkus played with Helios Creed on his albums NUGG: The Transport [1996] and Activated Condition [1998], and has also collaborated with Bad Livers frontman Danny Barnes several times in a live setting.

JD Pinkus then co-founded the band Honky who went on to record five albums and are still currently active. Pinkus also performs with Pure Luck,who released a self-titled release in 2017 on Heavy Feather Records. He leaves his bass to play Banjo and Guitar in this project. On their 30th anniversary tour in 2013, Pinkus joined the Melvins in place of Jared Warren (on paternity leave) as well as performing with the opening Honky. He subsequently joined the Melvins full-time, touring with them in 2014 in support of the album Hold It In, which also featured Butthole Surfers founder Paul Leary, and again in 2015. He also plays on the song Captain Come Down which was first released in 2015 on Chaos as Usual, a split release with Le Butcherettes, and later included on the 2016 album Basses Loaded.

In 2018, JD Pinkus released a solo album, Keep on the Grass on cassette tape on Danny Barnes Minner Bucket Records and later Vinyl and Compact Disc through Heavy Feather Records. It was recorded entirely on banjo and features a rendition of the song Bride of Crankenstein from the Melvins album Hold It In. The Keepon the Grass album release show was with Sleep in San Pedro on September 15th 2018.

On February 12, 2018, the Melvins announced that Pinkus would be joining them, alongside current bassist Steven McDonald (Redd Kross), on their next album and subsequent tour. Released on April 20, 2018, the aptly titled Pinkus Abortion Technician features both bass players and four songs written or co-written by Pinkus. In May of 2021 JD Pinkus and Daddy Longhead released another album titled ‘Twinkle” which was originally recorded but not distributed in 1998.

JD Pinkus is now releasing his second solo “space grass” banjo album titled “Fungus Shui.” The album was written, recorded, and mixed by Pinkus himself at Plastic Cannon Studio in Asheville, North Carolina. The album was mastered by Kramer.

Fungus Shui LP's are being released on Shimmy Disc and CD's available through Heavy Feather Records on August 20th 2021.

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