WEATHER WARLOCK will kick off a short run of live performances this evening. Set to commence in Memphis, Tennessee, the journey will make its way through over a dozen venues, coming to a close on June 2nd in Atlanta, Georgia. WEATHER WARLOCK will be touring in support of Headless Falcon, issued via Rhinestone Records. See all confirmed dates below.
5/18/2018 Bar DKDC – Memphis, TN
5/19/2018 Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
5/20/2018 Speed Museum – Louisville, KY (3pm discussion and demonstration)
5/21/2018 Zanzabar – Louisville, KY
5/22/2018 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
5/23/2018 Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN
5/24/2018 High Dive – Milwaukee, WI
5/26/2018 UFO Club – Detroit, MI
5/27/2018 Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
5/29/2018 Our Wicked Lady Rooftop – Brooklyn, NY
5/30/2018 Comet Ping Pong – Washington, DC
5/31/2018 Pinhook – Durham, NC
6/01/2018 Graveface Records – Savannah, GA
6/02/2018 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
The WEATHER WARLOCK is a musical instrument built by New Orleans artist and musician Quintron. The instrument is a large analog synthesizer which is controlled, via a set of outdoor sensors, by the changes in weather. The circuitry employs sun, rain, wind, temperature, moon, and lightning to affect a major-chordal drone with special sonic events occurring at sunrise and sunset. Please check out www.weatherfortheblind.org for a full explanation and 24/7 live stream of the instrument.
The base recordings for Headless Falcon, the second WEATHER WARLOCK album, were made in Abu Dhabi during a live performance on Saadiyat Island. Quintron and New Orleans drummer Aaron Hill (EyeHateGod) traveled to the United Arab Emirates to collaborate with a handful of local musicians for one week, composing and rehearsing the material prior to the performance. The album relies heavily on Egyptian master musician, Sherine Thomay’s electric Oud playing. Side A ventures into new territory for WEATHER WARLOCK with a sixteen-minute hypnotic techno-Mellotron jam with oud, hand drums, and cinematic desert noise phasing in and out. Side B is a slow burn prog-rock ripper in nine which, in addition to the Middle Eastern guest musicians, features a New Orleans horn section, snotty Gary Wrong vocals (another WEATHER WARLOCK first), bass rumble from Jen Attaway (Split Lips, Unnaturals), and a pure garbage guitar solo by Pete Larson (BULB records, Couch, etc,), who flew to the UAE from Kenya for the jams.