When I heard experimental rockers, Spiderworks, were playing a reunion show at Romano’s Concert Lounge in Riverside, I was both totally surprised and totally stoked and began to relive some high school memories (or what I could remember from the the blurry montages running in my head). These guys were experimenting with such unique varieties of rock ‘n’ roll way back in the early 90s (formed in late 80s). From spaced out sounds, heavy guitars and some crazy textures and distortion that could melt your brains to seep out of your facial orifices, Spiderworks was sonically and creatively well ahead of their time.

In an era where punk and grunge were ruling the soundwaves, it’s such a shame that Spiderworks didn’t make it “big” with their three albums. Ironically enough, the music they were putting out over 15 years ago is what’s totally hot now (especially in the whole East of Sunset circuit). I can’t tell you how many psyche, experimental, dark shoegaze and every other fuckin’ sub genre relative to eclectic rock ‘n’ roll there are out there — bands that are barely getting hip to such experimentation when Spiderworks was doing it long ago. Word has it, Spiderworks is currently working on a new album that will hopefully hit the streets this October. The time is now, and if Spiderworks stays on the right path, I think they’re set to make a great come-back.

Spiderworks is set to play a rare show this Saturday, Aug. 21 at Romano’s Concert Lounge in Riverside with our friends The Sleeping Sea King, and Pretty Neato. Tickets will only be sold at the door night of the show on a first-come-first-serve basis. Doors open at 8 p.m. but I suggest you get there early! The shit will sell out! And be sure to put your party pants on and your drinking cap, it’s gonna be a heavy one …

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