DROIDS ATTACK THE VIPER ROOM IN HOLLYWOOD 6/25/2017
Madison Wisconsin's stoner rock trio Droids Attack unleashed a blistering set of heavy riffs and powerful rhythm at Hollywood's iconic Viper Room on June 25th. Brad Van (Guitar / Vocals) joked that Madison's music scene was ten years behind Hollywood. After just one song you realize that this tongue in cheek statement could not be further from the truth. The band has listed The Melvins as an influence, and although the sound will remind you of them, I would quickly add that the guitar leads are more intricate and very technical. There is a very real beauty in the deluge of raw power that comes through their amps because it is so refined and professionally delivered.
Unfortunately, not too many folks in town have heard of Droids Attack. Those that would have enjoyed the show the most ( fans of The Melvins, Clutch, etc), were still hung over from the Tool, Melvins, Clutch, Primus, Fantomas show the day before in San Bernardino. I hope that Droids Attack can make it back to L.A. soon. The music is top notch, and the energy on stage was excellent.
Find out more about Droids Attack on their BandCamp page here.
Photos from the show courtesy of Robert De Anda.