Concert - June 30th, 2018 h 8.30 pm - Entrance fee
Bar/restaurant open at 7:30pm (happy-hour, wood-oven pizza, farinata, cocktails, beers, wine).
The desert is in Italy: this is where Herba Mate come from, a three-piece desert-stoner band founded in 2001 by Alessandro Trere (singer and bass player), Andrea Barlotti (guitar) and Ermes Piancastelli (drums). Three friends grown up near Ravenna (Italy), who, after stints in several bands, formed the band taking the name from the famous Argentinian herbal brew.
In 2005 they publish their first EP “A desert section” and then they go on playing live concerts and festivals, sharing the stage with both international bands such as (Fu Manchu, Pontiak, Damo Suzuki, Brant Bjork, Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man) and Italian ones (John De Leo, Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, La Crus).
In 2008, the band gets in the recording studio for “The jellyfish is dead and the hurricane is coming”, a self-produced album that came out in 2009. In 2012, the same album was re-printed by Blinde Proteus.
After meeting up on stage with the legendary Fatso Jetson at the Maximum Festival (co-organized by Go Down Records), the two bands come up with a project which is followed by the album “Early Shapes”, published in 2014.
From the album they publish the single “Dance, dance, Dance” and its video.
Herba Mate is first of all rock, though it’s also tainted by psychedelic hues and low frequency variables: the sound calls for the desert and its rocky landscapes, a land in which sun and infinite horizons rule. Herba Mate’s influences are clear from the beginning and go back to Kyuss, QOTSA and obviously Fatso Jetson.
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