Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Man-Eaters of Tsavo

Last night I ventured down to San Antonio to see The Man-Eaters of Tsavo play at Nightrocker. I hadn't been to a show in San Antonio in a long time so I was excited to go meet up with an old friend and see an awesome band. The venue was pretty cool despite the fact that there were these random leopard print clad people who jumped up on stage between sets to sing along with the music. At least the bands were good! The Man-Eaters of Tsavo played second to last. I hadn't heard of them before so I was interested to see what they were all about. Their music was a kind of blues-y metal with some psychedelic tinges.  The sound was heavy but definitely blues influenced. Their songs were really long and mostly instrumental but they never felt overdrawn or tedious. Guitarist/vocalist Eddie Hernandez played some awesome, intense guitar solos but didn't overpower the rest of the band like other guitarists sometimes do. Bassist Roberto Hofmann clearly knew his stuff and played some really interesting and different bass lines. James Moody played drums and not only provided a good rhythm for the songs, but definitely added his own punch to the mix. They were great and collaborated well to produce some really awesome music. Hopefully we can get them to play in Austin soon!


Eddie Hernandez (guitar, vocals), Roberto Hofmann (bass), James Moody (drums)

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