Monolith on the Mesa

Mondo Drag

w/ Yatra and Red Mesa

at Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership

November 6, 2019 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Time: 8:00pm     Day: Wednesday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages / Bar with ID     Price: $10 ADV / $12 DO
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Mondo Drag 


The creatures known as Mondo Drag hailed from deep along the banks of the wild Mississippi River where they created ominous, spiritual, savage psychedelic revival sounds. Summoned to the edge of the Earth, they journeyed west, collecting new sounds reminiscent of desert scapes, acid dreams, all-night prog vinyl spinning and a dark galaxy of protometal swirls,  exalting the band unto new, wickedly brilliant horizons. Now settled in the deep realms of Oakland, the ensemble continues to create cosmically proportioned, churning jams evocative of a rainbow of obvious inspirations but also numinous new sounds emerging from the organ - heavy riffs. If you love Blue Cheer, Black Sabbath, Can, Atomic Rooster, Hawkwind, Budgie, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Italian prog, Krautrock in general, and heavy space-outs....get into Mondo Drag. They'll knock your socks off, let your hair down and take you on a mind's eye exploration you won't soon forget. Though they exude love for the spiraling tapestry of heavy psychedelia of the past, they are on a rock and roll mission all their own: an unearthed prog band, futuristic in their time capsule, rocketing forward through the depths, gathering the sounds of space itself.





YATRA’s eclectic sound includes many elements of doom and heavy metal mixed with experimental explorations into sonic territories that provide a unique sound. A sound that has been referred to as “a riff laden wall of sound” by Decibel Magazine, and “sonic molasses” by Riff Relevent Magazine. The raw blackened vocal influences bringing in an original sound hailed as a “venomous execution” by Doomed and Stoned Magazine, and their explosions into guitar explorations, backed by a heavy rhythm section, lead to the feeling that “there is something darkly spiritual at the heart of Yatra’s sound” as said by Indy Metal Vault Magazine.As Revolver Magazine hails, “Yatra holds up against the monoliths on which it was built,” and as Captured Howls Magazine states, “their riffs feel like towering trees crashing to the earth.”Thriving strong from their intense live show, YATRA have been focused on performing for and connecting with live crowds as much as possible since their debut full length release from Grimoire Records, “Death Ritual.” As Ghost Cult Magazine writes, “they are incredibly heavy, and pulverizing” and Riff Relevent Magazine states “they are rising from the sea coast like a gigantic kraken!” YATRA was voted by Revolver Magazine into their ‘top 6 things to listen to’ and described as “a stomach churning wall of fuzzed out doom!”Following the release of “Death Ritual,” YATRA was described by Heaviest of Arts Magazine as “the new guides into the fuzzed and stoned world.”


Red Mesa 


Psychedelic, bluesy desert rock trio from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who churn out hook-laden jams and blistering live performances as only a band from the actual desert can.

They’ve been called, “a hefty, fuzzed-out sonic explosion” (Doomed and Stoned) and “one of the U.S.'s best stoner rock underground bands” (Riff Relevant).

Red Mesa has two albums, the latest being The Devil and The Desert (June 2018) on Desert Records, as well as contributing an EP of material to Ripple Music’s Second Coming of Heavy Vol. 4 (Dec. 2016) and a crushing rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Breathe” to Magnetic Eye Records’ highly-anticipated Best of Pink Floyd LP (Nov. 2018).

Listen to The Devil and The Desert on Spotifyor Soundcloud.

The band is actively seeking opportunities to take its sound beyond New Mexico, with plans to tour in 2019 and pursue festival appearances both domestically and abroad.