Corsair, Red Rattles, and Disastronaut @ the Southern

Posted on August 12, 2011 by

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If you’re looking to get your rock on this Friday night without blowing the budget, there’s no better bang for your buck than the raw sounds of Corsair, Charlottesville’s premiere progressive rock band, with Red Rattles and Disastronaut.

For $7 ($5 in advance), you can enjoy Corsair’s unique brand of heavy metal with elements of psychedelic rock, space rock and stoner metal as they play tracks from their newest EP Ghosts of Promixa Centauri

The Obelisk’s JJ Koczan describes them as a “fast-maturing and technically proficient band of songwriters, working on a brew of riffy heaviness that’s never too self-indulgent for its own good and never loses sight of the ‘rock’ end of prog rock”.  Marie Landragin and Paul Sebring bring a two-pronged attack on guitar and vocals, with Jordan Brunk on bass and Aaron Lipscombe on drums.

Red Rattles is a hard gospel two-piece from right here in town that will get you on your feet and moving. Comprised of Luke Nutting (Six Day Bender) on guitar and vocals and Davey Jacobs on drums, the band has the spirit of early Rolling stones, with the in-your-face, no-frills sound of the White Stripes and the Black Keys.

Their self-made LP “Penny Sweets” is available for free download.

Disastronaut will make their live debut this weekend fronted by the seldom shy but always wildly entertaining Pat Marrah, with Adam Long on guitar, Bentley Rhodes on drums, and Mark Graham on bass. The band describes their sound as “Elvis Costello and Alice in Chains in a knife fight,” but preview their new EP and decide for yourself.

As always, there will be merch and records for sale, so you can use the money you saved on your ticket to pick up some fresh tunes (also at tasty prices).  Plain and simple, you should probably be there.

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What: Corsair, with Red Rattles and DisAstronaut

Where: The Southern Cafe and Music Hall

How much: $5 in advance, $7 at the door

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