Queens of the Stone Age

Wednesday

SXSW Records

Queens of the Stone Age

(Ipecac Recordings)

Post-Kyuss, Josh Homme took the desert mystics' pet moniker and jumped Krautrock's percussion to the guitar, all but looping his oil derrick riffs. "Regular John" anticipates "Feel Good Hit of the Summer" from this 1998 debut's successor, Rated R, also reissued last year. Drone ("You Would Know") to droids ("These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For") and all sonic detritus in between bonuses only lyrics and thanks now translated out of Spanish. (Wed., 12:15am, La Zona Rosa)

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