Shrinebuilder is a doom metal super group featuring Scott “Wino” Weinrich (Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The Obsessed) on guitar & vocals; Scott Kelly (Neurosis) on guitar & vocals, Al Cisneros (Sleep, Om) on bass & vocals and Dale Crover (Melvins) on drums.
Their debut album Shrinebuilder was recorded in three days and released in October 2009 on independent label Neurot Recordings. It consists of five tracks, spanning 39 minutes of doomful bliss.
This album has been a permanent feature of my playlist since my doom mentor Frederico ‘El Edukator’ Campos dropped me the YouTube link to Pyramid of the Moon two months back.
“Your a disease that has no future. Just abuse of human nature. I am not happy when I see you. I want to run in the opposite direction. Your just an abomination.” The words that inspired a generation. Written and performed live by the mampoer swilling Trainstation.
Another classic from Glencairn supergroup Trainstation, brought to you by Gawknerd. The song was written and recorded live. The video features a series of local celebrities and was directed by the young & talented DRockMonkey.
My friend Duncan Greenwood asked me if I knew any places offering open mic nights in Cape Town. I identified Obs Cafe, Viper Lounge, The Melting Pot, Jolly Roger, Ragazzi & Papazzi Bar. Please drop any other suggestions in the comments.
Since my last update in May following our first performance at the Jolly Roger, we have played two gigs: One last minute thing again at the Jolly Roger around the 19th of October and on 6th November at the Stoep & Swing in Glencairn. The Jolly gig was more of a glorified band practice, considering it was extremely under-attended and that we ended up playing for about 4 hours. The Stoep gig, which we had been promoted for some time, went well.
In other news:
We now have about 12+ songs.
We also have some music (kinda) recorded and available at ReverbNation. More coming soon.
Friday 18th May 2012 marked Mr Crack & The Plop Gobbler’s first live performance, as a support act for Greg Roux’s High Voltage: A Tribute to ACDC. The gig was held at the Jolly Roger in Plumstead and thanks to hours of promotion on the part of Greg, the venue was filled to capacity (approx 120 people?).
A bit about Mr Crack:
I play bass and do vocals; Ryan does guitar and vocals; and Ainz is on drums.
Ainz & I formed the band in Jan 2012 as a punk / humour / anything goes band with the emphasis on getting songs written quickly rather than agonizing of basslines and melodies and lyrics and all the bullshit that slows down the writing, recording and gigging processess
I checked it out with a buddy on the 12th Jan. Fucking rocking. Unlike typical Mercury upstairs, it is a sit down and sip your whiskey while patting your knee vibe. Akkedis provided the tunes with some potent female vox & Doc John (looking particularly Carlos Santana) made an appearance. Don’t get there too late.
‘Zombie Sluts’ and Major Dad performed live by the world renowned South African “Slut-Core” Band Mr Crack & the Plop Gobblers.Filmed live at the Great 1986 Bicentennial Cabbage festival of Muizenburg to an audience of 6000 hungry cabbage eaters and slut-core fans.