Mirror Queen, Sweat, The Regal Sweet
Tue Oct 25 8 pm 21+ $10/$12 Cattivo 146 44th St., Lawrenceville
tickets: https://mirrorqueenpittsburgh.brownpapertickets.com or at Government Center (North Side), Jerry's Records (Squirrel Hill) and Caliban Books (Oakland) or from the local openers.
from New York City on TeePee Records
with SWEAT https://sweatpgh.bandcamp.com/
and THE REGAL SWEET https://theregalsweet.bandcamp.com/releases
Out of the ashes of long running NYC band Kreisor emerged MIRROR QUEEN. Under the Kreisor moniker, the band put 2 US tours and 4 European expeditions behind them, including supporting UFO and Uli Jon Roth all over the Continent. Three albums were issued between 2001-2006.
A successful four week European tour in 2011 as part of the Up In Smoke tour series brought Mirror Queen back to Europe, promoting the debut album From Earth Below and winning over fans from Berlin to Torino. This was followed by their inclusion in the 2012 edition of "Brainbanger's Ball" tour. Next up was "Cosmic Sonic Rendezvous", a package tour featuring Mirror Queen, The Atomic Bitchwax and Earthless.
The follow-up album, Scaffolds of the Sky, complete with striking cover art by Italian art collective Malleus, arrived concurrently with a Northern European tour in 2015 as direct support to Danava.
Original members Kenny Kreisor (guitars/vocals) and Jeremy O'Brien (drums) have been joined by James Corallo (Zandelle) on bass/backing vocals and most recently, Morgan McDaniel on second guitar.
Morgan saw live action as part of a California run in summer of 2016, and a 2017 US tour with The Atomic Bitchwax. He also contributed immediately and immensely to the recently released Verdigris; two tracks bear his songwriting signature, and his dynamite playing is all over the album.
2018 saw an EU run, a new single, and an appearance at the legendary Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, NL. Highlights of 2019 included a set at the inaugural Desertfest NYC, and another European tour which kicked off at Desertfest Berlin, one of Europes best heavy rock festivals.
Together, Mirror Queen transcend the sameness of much of today's stoner scene, blasting the audience by including songs with the volume and adding hooks to the timeless riffs. Influenced by such 70s legends as Hawkwind, Deep Purple, UFO, Blue Oyster Cult, Captain Beyond, the rockier sides of more recent outfits such as Motorpsycho and Swervedriver, as well as the best of the current heavy bands, they aspire towards psychedelic hard rock of the highest order.
146 44th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|