APRIL RESIDENCY : GREEN FIEND w/ Toke, Space Wizard, Greevace
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18 & over
3-piece Midwood stoner metal (feat members of Scowl Brow, Viajando)
Rock and roll songs about wizards journeying through time and space.
Two brothers, two pairs of ex-bandmates, and what started as a fun project, the trio
known as GREEVACE takes its name from its correctly spelled namesake: "Grievous: causing or characterized by severe pain, suffering, or sorrow." A certain General from a very popular Space Movie may have been the impetus.
Three veteran scenesters of both Charlotte, NC, and Atlanta, GA, GREEVACE is comprised of brothers Andy and Chris Cauble on guitar and bass/vocals respectively. Drums are handled by Thomas Whitley. The brothers were in MONSTER (Every Day is Halloween) out of Atlanta in the '90s. Charlotte's BLACK LAGOON (Laguna Negra, The Ruthless Workings of Nature) was led by Andy and featured Thomas again on drums. Andy was also in Charlotte's punk rocker DRAT (Sorry, We're DRAT!), and Chris was bassist/leader of Atlanta's thrashers GHOST STORY (Seeds of Destruction).
GREEVACE embodies the spirit of real heavy music. Inspired by all loud guitar music from classic rock, metal, punk, hardcore, etc, no one is going to call it anything but Heavy Metal. The influence of various heavy bands such as Sabbath, Maiden, Kiss, Motorhead, Metallica, etc, cannot be denied. Power and melody are keys to the style, but the bottom line is good songs. Playing on their namesake definition lyrically, there is a cryptic element of that which threatens and is threatened. Like its conspiratorial themes, there are questions posed and up to the listener to decide for themselves what their answer is.