David Hasselhoff on Acid makes the type of music you might expect from a band called David Hasselhoff on Acid: a cataclysmic, tantalizing musical mindmeld of hardcore, funk, and progressive instrumental rock. After nearly 10 years as a band—releasing 2 full-length albums, playing Wakarusa, opening for a number of known touring acts—the four-piece is taking a break.
“The future is uncertain, but we still plan on writing music,” says guitarist Phil Wolf, who founded the band with bassist Erich Thomas in 2006. The band solidified its lineup long ago, with drummer Zach Legler 7 years ago and guitarist Brandon Bamesberger 5 years ago. With Legler’s recent move to Los Angeles, the band has decided to only play live when he is in town. Tomorrow, DHOA will play its final gig for the foreseeable future, alongside a hefty lineup that includes At the Left Hand of God, Jorge Arana Trio, Janet the Planet, and Odd Fox. The band promises an unforgettable show for old fans and new; Wolf mentions that DHOA will play songs it hasn’t played in years and have an impressive light show to boot.
“DHOA is special because anything goes,” says Wolf. “Nothing is too weird—actually, the weirder, the better. We welcome all genres but still make sure it sounds like DHOA.”
Saturday’s show will be your last chance to catch David Hasselhoff on Acid for quite awhile, so don’t miss it. The Riot Room show starts at 8:00 p.m. Facebook event page.
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