Tomahawk and Retox Live at the Mayan Theatre Los Angeles (Review, Photos, Set List, More)
Is it possible that ten years have slipped off the calendar? It certainly seems so. The last time Duane Denison and Mike Patton’s supergroup Tomahawk played Los Angeles it was at the Henry Fonda Theatre in 2003 as a part of Ipecac Recorings’ short-lived Geek Show Tour. That show was an epic affair that boasted opening sets from label-mates The Melvins and Skeleton Key. Tomahawk promptly disappeared with the release of their 2007 album Anonymous following the departure (or firing as it were) of original bassist Kevin Rutmanis. Patton, Denison and drummer John Stanier completed Anonymous without a bassist and did not tour behind that record. Patton busied himself with his Peeping Tom project and the reunited Faith No More, Denison reunited with David Yow in The Jesus Lizard and Stanier soldiered on with his other band, Battles. A decade on, Tomahawk has recruited Trevor Dunn who most fans of the band are well familiar with given his role as bassist for Fantomas and Mr. Bungle. Back together and active, they played one of LA’s best venues, The Mayan, in support of their new album, Oddfellows. The results? More than enough to make you wish they hadn’t been gone ten years.
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