Clone of the Universe, dropped in February. While the lineup shifted significantly early on, with singer/guitarist Scott Hill the only original member, there’s actually been only one change since 1996 (noted drummer Scott Reeder joined in 2001). The consistency that arrived with the new millennium has seen the band knuckle down and put out one quality album after another. Mind you, it’s in the live environment that they always crush. This relatively low-key gig at the Wayfarer should be deafening.
It seems incredible that SoCal stoner-rock band Fu Manchu formed way back in 1985, but it’s true. Kinda. They originally formed as a hardcore punk band called Virulence, and changed name and style in ’90. Still, these guys have been busting their asses for 33 years, and their 12th album,