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The Masquerade Presents


Rwake | Primate | U.S. Christmas


8:00 PM | $23.00 ADV | All Ages



It is said that great art has the power to take us outside of ourselves and bring us closer to ourselves simultaneously. Few bands have accomplished this rare feat on a more profound and consistent basis than Neurosis. For nearly three decades, their music has touched the hearts and minds of young men and women seeking contact with something beyond the physical world, something intangible, something that expresses the inner tumult of the human condition in a way that transcends time and space. Something that not only provokes questions but maybe even hints at answers.

In 1996, I was one of those young men. I was 20 years old when I heard Through Silver In Blood, and I could never listen…


Just over ten years ago RWAKE started out as a four brothers jamming to kill time, ‘cause in Arkansas that’s all you have…time. And in time those brothers were joined by other brothers (and a sister) and recorded some tracks their first material in September of ’97. A “real” first demo, Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage of Awareness, followed shortly as well as a slew of shows throughout the deep south, including their first ventures outside their home state of Arkansas. In December of ’99, RWAKE recorded their first full-length album with TODAY IS THE DAY’s Steve Austin. For reasons buried by the sands of time, the record never saw a proper release and was…


The sound:

Just think raw, hardcore brutality. The overall sound comes from five guys with five different backgrounds melding it all together into a single focused beam of chaos. Kevin brings years of grind and punk into the mix from his Brutal Truth and Venomous Concept projects, but adds a little taste of the south coming from his Atlanta roots. Add to that a little of Billy K’s technical brilliance from his years in Mastodon and before that Lethargy, along with a solid punk background and you get complex harmonies on top of brutal riffage. Dave pulls out a couple decades of hardcore punk thunder and a solid grindcore base coming from his background…

U.S. Christmas

U.S. Christmas is a band from the Appalachian mountains in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. The band plays a unique brand of psychedelic, high-volume blues rock that evades any easy classification. Founded in Marion NC in the summer of 2002, USX now approaches a decade of playing, recording, and evolving.

A true idea must be made real.

When the idea for The Valley Path was imagined, all involved agreed it was true and went forward. Forward in thought, forward in vision, forward in action. We achieved what we wanted to achieve, and whatever is said about The Valley Path, it will stand. 

USX has played…

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