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Dealer, Omotai (Houston), Mouth

Sunday, October 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm | $8

”One glance at the album cover and you might assume this Oakland trio play beardy indie rock. Instead, Dealer make a racket that approximates what shooting flaming arrows into a minefield hosting a demolition derby would sound like. Think Black Flag meets Melvins meets Die Kreuzen meets the early works of Quicksand, Helmet and Rollins Band. Grating angular noise is their bread and butter, though valiant efforts are made to sculpt the din into fierce blasts with recognizable melodies and inventive chord structures.” -CONNIE GORDON, METAL HAMMER (UK)

“Fresh Hell, the latest offering from Houston grind squadron Omotai, breaks from the assault pattern of 2012’s Terrestrial Grief on a number of fronts. The hulking snow-mountain trudge of opener “Get Your Dead Straight” pointedly establishes that the band is just as at-home pounding out molten, doom-laden jams as any of the hyperspeed sludge on which they’ve established their name. The relentless drive of “Leglifter” oscillates between indie sophistication and crude stoner metal, the lyrics betraying an uncharacteristically political bent (though the ultimate intent remains elusive).

Oakland hardcore/punk.


October 8, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


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