Buzzoven at the Hi-Tone Café 

uzzoven.jpg

Southeastern sludge-metal pioneers Buzzoven formed in 1989 with an extreme, down-tuned aural nastiness, negativity, and unprecedented intensity that bastardized what the Melvins and Black Flag had done to Black Sabbath. Hugely influential, Buzzoven, along with the like-minded Eyehategod, more or less created modern sludge metal, a less pretentious, less traditional, much nastier appropriation of doom metal. Though their release schedule was not what one would call prolific, Buzzoven toured nonstop throughout the '90s, often behind a reputation for show violence and unapologetic, drug-derived depravity, which eventually spelled curtains for the band in the early-'00s. Guitarist/vocalist Kirk Fischer disbanded the group in 2001 due to a variety of reasons (not the least of which his well-publicized battles with heroin addiction), but he has spent the past few years playing solo acoustic country and blues as K. Lloyd. He exhumed Buzzoven last fall for a handful of live dates, with the current tour being the first extended outing for the band. Buzzoven plays the Hi-Tone Café Friday, February 11th, with Adios Gringos and Cough. Showtime is 9 p.m. Admission is $12. — Andrew Earles

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Redd Kross

      Pioneers who inspired Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and Melvins remain vital.
    • Marco Pavé: River King

      As rapper Marco Pavé preps a new album, he brings a unique collaboration with Opera Memphis to Playhouse on the Square.

Blogs

News Blog

Meet the New Blue Suede Brigade

Fly On The Wall Blog

How Much News is on the News: A Guns & Bunnies Web Extra

Intermission Impossible

August Wilson's Metaphysical "Gem of the Ocean" Opens at The Hattiloo

Politics Beat Blog

Two Bites from the Thursday Night Smorgasbord

News Blog

Photo Contest Focuses on Memphis Bikes

News Blog

Live at the Garden guests prepare to party

News Blog

Bike Lanes and Plazas to Pop Up Downtown

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Andrew Earles

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation