When a supergroup these days consists of earnest indie folkers -- I'm scowling in your direction, Monsters of Folk -- it takes something like Them Crooked Cultures to show the world a real powers-combined rock band. Tonight, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) will take the stage at the sold-out 9:30 Club here in Washington, D.C., and a group of NPR Music folks will be there, rocking out and recording the concert on a fancy-shmancy multi-track. Our hopes are that the three Vultures (plus guitarist Alain Johannes) will allow us to put up the show, even before their record comes out (let alone before it's finished), because we can't contain our excitement.
Early reports and numerous YouTube live bootlegs show a riff-laden, QOTSA-y band with occasional Jon Bonham-esque fills at song climaxes. Personally, I'm excited to see what seems to be the standard live closer, the Megatron-sized riff-smasher "Nobody Loves Me and Neither Do I."
Have you seen the band yet? Excited for the new album, due out late this fall?