Fu Manchu, Black Tusk, It's Casual, H.O.W. | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

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Fu Manchu, Black Tusk, It's Casual, H.O.W.

When: Tue., Aug. 31, 8 p.m. 2010

The term "stoner rock" is a bit of a misnomer (how high can these dudes stay for how many years?), but its longest extant practitioner is certainly Fu Manchu. For two decades, the Orange County quartet has purveyed a brand of heavy, propulsive rock owing a significant debt to acid rock pioneers Blue Cheer. Though their throb's more measured, the riffs more momentous and feature less long-winded stratospheric solos, the ethos is the same—blues boogie as massive as a white dwarf, bathed in psychedelic buzz. If heavy metal's characteristic is headbanging, than Fu Manchu's cornered the grinning head-nod. Savannah openers Black Tusk could be their doom-laden relatives, delivering hard-driving swamp boogie encased in a dark metal casket. Their debut, Taste the Sin, came out on Relapse in May, delivering punishing, thick, deeply rutted grooves. It's Casual and H.O.W. start the 8 p.m. show. —Chris Parker

Price: $15-20

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