Primus & Mastodon Coming To The Myth 6/14


The Myth will be hosting a can’t miss show on Thursday, June 14th c0-headlined by Primus and Mastodon.

Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander. Primus originally formed in 1984 with Claypool and guitarist Todd Huth, later joined by drummer Jay Lane, though the latter two departed the band at the end of 1988. Featuring LaLonde and Alexander, Primus recorded their debut Suck on This in 1989, followed by four studio albums: Frizzle FrySailing the Seas of CheesePork Soda, and Tales from the Punchbowl. Alexander left the band in 1996, replaced by Bryan “Brain” Mantia, and Primus went on to record the original theme song for the TV show South Park and two more albums, Brown Album and Antipop, before declaring a hiatus in 2000.

In 2003, Claypool and LaLonde reunited with Alexander and released a DVD/EP, Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People, before touring sporadically through 2009. In 2010, Lane rejoined Primus, replacing Alexander, and the band released their seventh album, Green Naugahyde, in 2011. In 2013, Lane left the band to focus on other projects, and Tim Alexander rejoined once again. They have released some of their records on Claypool’s own label Prawn Song Records. Primus is characterized by its irreverent, quirky approach to music. Robert Christgau once remarked: “[Primus is] quite possibly the strangest top-10 band ever, and good for them.”

Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2000. The group is composed of Troy Sanders (bass/vocals), Brent Hinds (guitar/vocals), Bill Kelliher (guitar), and Brann Dailor(drums/vocals). Their musical style features progressive concepts and unique instrumentation.

Mastodon has released seven studio albums, as well as a number of other releases. The band’s 2002 debut album, Remission, garnered significant critical acclaim for its unique sound. Mastodon’s second full-length release, Leviathan, is a concept album based on the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. Three magazines awarded the record Album of the Year in 2004: RevolverKerrang! and Terrorizer.

The song “Colony of Birchmen” from the band’s third album (released in 2006), Blood Mountain, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2007. Blood Mountain was followed in 2009 by Crack the Skye, and in 2011 by The Hunter, which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and achieved major commercial success in the United States. The Hunter features the song “Curl of the Burl”, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in 2012. Mastodon’s 2014 album, Once More ‘Round the Sun, peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart and features the band’s third Grammy-nominated song, “High Road”. The band’s seventh album, Emperor of Sand, was released on March 31, 2017, and features the band’s most commercially successful song to date, “Show Yourself”, which peaked at No. 4 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart in June 2017. The followup single, “Steambreather”, peaked at number 18 on the same chart in October 2017. The album’s opening track, “Sultan’s Curse”, earned the band their first Grammy award. Emperor of Sand was the band’s first album to receive a Grammy nomination. It was nominated for Best Rock Album.

Kicking the night off will be JJUUJJUU. JJUUJJUU is the brainchild of Phil Pirrone, a veteran Los Angeles-based musician who has also put his years of touring experience to use as a festival organizer. Augmented by a rotating cast of worldwide collaborators, the project has gained momentum since releasing 2013’s FRST EP. Now, the band is gearing up to release their debut album, Zionic Mud, on April 13th via Dine Alone Records.

Tickets are still available HERE.

Remaining Tour Dates:

  • Jun 12 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
  • Jun 14 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live Event Center
  • Jun 15 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
  • Jun 16 – Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater
  • Jun 18 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theater
  • Jun 21 – Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amphitheater
  • Jun 22 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park
  • Jun 23 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
  • Jun 25 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
  • Jun 28 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Resort Amphitheater
  • Jun 29 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre
  • Jun 30 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Resort Casino
  • Jul 02 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Salt Air – Outdoors
  • Jul 03 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Event Center
  • Jul 05 – Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
  • Jul 06 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
  • Jul 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre