Brant Bjork

Kadabra

Children of Atom

at The Big Dipper

September 14, 2023 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Add to Cal
Time: 7:30pm     Day: Thursday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $20

California desert rock legend Brant Bjork offers an intimate performance in Spokane on September 14 bringing the fuzz to the Northwest along with our very own Heavy Psych rockers Kadabra, making this a truly special event.

 

BRANT BJORK

https://brantbjork.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BrantBjorkOfficial/

https://www.heavypsychsounds.com/bands/brant-bjork.htm

https://www.instagram.com/brant_bjork/

 

KADABRA

https://linktr.ee/kadabra.band

https://www.instagram.com/kadabra_band/

 

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Brant Bjork has spent over a quarter-century at the epicenter of Californian desert rock. From cutting his

teeth alongside Fatso Jetson’s Mario Lalli in hardcore punkers De-Con to drumming and composing on

Kyuss’ landmark early albums, to propelling the seminal fuzz of Fu Manchu from 1994-2001 while

producing other bands, putting together offshoot projects like Ché, embarking on his solo career as a

singer, guitarist and bandleader, founding his own record label and more, his history is a winding

narrative of relentless, unflinching creativity.

For someone so outwardly laid back, he’s never really taken a break. And while Bjork has shown

different sides of himself on albums like his funk-laden 1999 solo debut, Jalamanta, the mellow Local

Angel (2004), 2007’s mostly-acoustic Tres Dias, and heavier rockers Somera Sól (2007), Gods &

Goddesses (2010) and the two most recent outings with The Low Desert Punk Band, he’s maintained a

natural representation of himself in his material, whether that’s coming across in the Thin Lizzy-isms of

the faux-full-band 2002 release Brant Bjork and the Operators (actually just Bjork playing mostly by

himself) or the weedy, in-the-jam-room spirit of “Dave’s War” from Tao of the Devil. When you’re

listening to Brant Bjork, you know it, because there’s no one else who sounds quite like him.

That fact and years of hard touring have positioned Brant Bjork as an ambassador for the Southern

California desert and the musical movement birthed there in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. As

underground interest has surged in recent years, Bjork has been a pivotal figurehead, realigning with his

former Kyuss bandmate John Garcia to drum and write in Kyuss Lives!/Vista Chino, celebrating and

building on that legacy while giving a new generation of fans the chance to see it happen in real-time.

Having told his story in films like Kate McCabe’s Sabbia (2006) and the documentaries Such Hawks Such

Hounds (2008) and Lo Sound Desert (2015), he’s represented desert rock at home and abroad with no

less honesty than that which he poured into the music helping to create it. The same impulse led to the

founding of his Desert Generator festival which transformed into Stoned and Dusted, an annual festival

held in Pioneertown, CA, with an international reach capturing the intimacy and timeless aura of the

desert culture in a secret desert location, and an evolution that looks to continue into the foreseeable

future.

Bjork’s work, with any project, has always had a rebellious sensibility. He’s always walked his own path.

But more, his career through Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Ché, Vista Chino, and his crucial solo work has been

about freedom through rock and roll, attained by the truest representation of the person and the place

as art. This, along with a whole lot of groove, is what has helped Brant Bjork define desert rock as a

worldwide phenomenon, and whatever comes next, it is what will continue to make him its most

indispensable practitioner.

 

Brant Bjork Partial Discography:

With Kyuss as drummer, songwriter:

1990 Sons of Kyuss

1991 Wretch

1992 Blues for the Red Sun

1994 Kyuss, aka Welcome to Sky Valley

 

2000 Muchas Gracias: The Best of Kyuss

With De-Con as drummer:

1995 Balls for Days

With Fu Manchu as drummer:

1994 No One Rides for Free (Producer only)

1997 The Action is Go

1999 Eatin' Dust

1999 King of the Road

2001 California Crossing

With Ché as guitarist/vocalist/composer:

2000 Sounds of Liberation

With Mondo Generator as drummer:

2000 Cocaine Rodeo

2003 A Drug Problem That Never Existed

With Vista Chino as drummer/composer:

2013 Peace

Solo and solo bands:

1999 Jalamanta

2002 Brant Bjork and the Operators

2003 Keep Your Cool

2004 Local Angel

2005 Saved by Magic (Brant Bjork & the Bros.)

2007 Tres Dias

2007 Somera Sól (Brant Bjork & the Bros.)

2008 Punk Rock Guilt

2010 Gods and Goddesses

2014 Black Power Flower (Brant Bjork & the Low Desert Punk Band)

2016 Tao of the Devil

2017 Europe ‘16

2018 Mankind Woman

2019 Jacoozzi

2020 Brant Bjork

Others:

1995 Solarfeast, Gossamer (Producer)

1998 Desert Sessions Vol. 1 & 2 (Drums, Bass)

1999 Desert Sessions Vol. 5 & 6 (Drums, Guitar)

2004 Auf Der Maur, Auf Der Maur (Drums)

2005 Yellow #5, Demon Crossing (Drums)

2006 Ten East, Extraterrestrial Highway (Bass)