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Monster Truck (710)
Start 21:00 / End 21:40
Monster Truck, from Canada, is currently touring Europe as Vista Chino’s supporting band. It has released the debut album “Furiosity” some months ago and, during the show, it proposed a great Hard Rock mixed to some Blues and Stoner sonorities, which warmed the audience that genuinely started headbanging. Monster Truck is a band which surely deserves to be kept under control, since it could bring some nice surprises in the future.

Vista Chino (8/10)
Start 22:20 / End 23:55
Vista Chino’s activity started in 2010, after Kyuss disbanded, under the name “John Garcia plays Kyuss” featuirng former Kyuss members Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri. After a few months they began to play live under the name “Kyuss Live” until 2012, when the rest of former Kyuss members, Josh Homme and Scott Reeder, decided to file a federal lawsuit over the use of ‘Kyuss’ name. Oliveri then left the band and eventually Garcia & Co. changed the name to ‘Vista Chino’. Today the band is composed of John Garcia, Bruno Fevery, Brant Bjork and Mike Dean as touring member. The debut album “Peace” was released just a few months ago, giving the band the possibility to tour and play live both Vista Chino and Kyuss songs. The band showed to be fit and was able to melt the Vista Chino songs together with the old Kyuss tracks in a smooth and harmonic manner. Fans started moshing with “Dargona Dragona” and kept on being involved during the whole show. Vista Chino’s songs follow the same sonority path already experimented by Kyuss, confirming that the spirit of Desert and Stoner Rock still live inside this band, without developing into the mainstream money-machine sound of QOTSA. Listening live to old hits like “Gardenia”, the instrumental “Asteroid”, “Thumb” and “Green Machine” let your head heavily bang  and we can thank Mr. Garcia for reproposing them live with Vista Chino. The tought of the possibilities Kyuss could have had, and the musical borders it could have crossed if it han’t disbanded comes to mind. Sadly, it is a question we think won’t ever be answered; although Vista Chino demonstrated to be a great act, it probably misses the charisma and presence that could have been brought by Olivieri and mainly Homme.

Venue: Huxley’s Neue Welt
Price: 31,15€ at Trinity Music
Setlist: Vista Chino

Berlin, 10.11.2013

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