As far as “string metal” goes, Oakland-based trio Judgement Day owns
the genre. Formed in 2002 by brothers Anton (violin) and Lewis Patzner
(cello) and fully realized with the addition of drummer Jon Bush,
Judgement Day went from playing the streets of Berkeley to touring with
Dredg and Mates of State and collaborating with Bright Eyes and Slash.
Inspired by everything from Mahavishnu Orchestra to ’70s-era psychedelic
rock, the intentionally guitar-less trio funnels orchestral
arrangements and vintage pedal effects into concoctions equally
befitting of “an apocalyptic hoedown” (Slant Magazine) or “the perfect
soundtrack to the next George Lucas film” (SF Weekly). Set to the track
“Cobra Snake,” the verging-on-viral video “Violin Hero” is a perfect
introduction to the band, who play the Korova Tuesday with support from
The Sandworms and The Phantomatics.
ALL AGES $6 Minor $8 18+