Life after the El Dorado Saloon
If you were one of the few hundred or so folks that stayed around for Kyuss’ headache-infused, extended set at the now defunct El Dorado Saloon, you witnessed history in the making. Not only would Kyuss unceremoniously break up and somehow achieve cult status, but the members of the band would go on to their own projects. Queens of the Stone Age is perhaps the most successful post-Kyuss project, largely due to singer/guitarist Josh Homme. What started in the clubs with a small, word-of-mouth buzz (the band played at the Press Club several years back on the Rated R tour) has grown into a behemoth-sized tour-de-force. The band’s latest album, aptly titled Lullabies To Paralyze, continues Homme’s rich tradition of hypnotic melodies amongst a plodding, incessant rhythm section. Although bassist Nick Oliveri is missing from the current lineup, the new songs aren’t missing anything. Queens of the Stone Age play the Empire Events Center, located at 15th and R Streets, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with Eagles of Death Metal. The show is all ages and tickets are $25. Visit www.empireeventscenter.com for more info.