Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 | musiX
I caught Zodiac Death Valley at a recent performance in front of a rather motley crew at Portland’s Kenton Club. Needless to say it felt right. The San Francisco five-piece fully embraces rock and roll’s hedonistic tendencies, and this night seemed like everyone was feeling a little unhinged. Then again, it was the Kenton Club.
ZDV is touring in support of their self-titled debut—out now—which has been getting some serious spins here at TDoL HQ. The best thing about these rawk and rollers is that their music is difficult to pin. Their back-alley blues is prone to noisy outbreaks, and their live shows (which have gained notoriety in a city that includes Thee Oh Sees) are fueled by time-honored traditions of sex, drugs and rock and roll. Yes, please.
“Jail” – Zodiac Death Valley