Friday August 2
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
The Beyonderers are an instrumental trio from Akron, OH. They somehow combine the reverb and twang of 60's surf rock with the distorted attitude of Link Wray and top it all off with the arrangements and guitar pyrotechnics of 80's thrash metal to create something disturbingly new.
Their records are short but cram an album's worth of riffs into half the running time. They are efficient. David's guitar sounds like a lightsaber slicing the audience like the stomach of a frozen tauntaun, Andrew's bass rumbles like an air raid siren approaching from two counties over, and Anne's drums rattle with the intense staccato of artillery being fired from a cannon mounted to the chest of a 3-story robot.
At the same time that the Beyonderers' are releasing albums, Navy pilots regularly encounter UFOs, the US government has admitted the existence of a secretive branch of the military that investigates unidentified aerial phenomena, and the majority of the country's cattle mutilations have been tied to the 37th Parallel that runs lengthwise through the plains. Is all of this happening at the same time simply by chance? The Beyonderers do not believe in coincidences.