Unsacred, The Catalyst, Dorthia Cottrell

Mon, May 1, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

Andy Horn-Vox
Alex Psitos-Guitar
Brady Cole- Guitar
Matt Davis- Bass
Alex Tomlin- Drums
The Catalyst
The Catalyst
The Catalyst formed in the irritable bowels of Fairfax, Virginia in the winter of 2002. We moved to Richmond in the summer of 2005, started playing with our current lineup, realized all of our songs were terrible and wrote new ones. Since then, we have toured the US three times, Europe twice, the Eastern Seaboard more times than we can remember, and released the following records on the following labels:

A Hospital Visit EP (2004, McCarthyism Records)
Freak Out The Squares DEMO (2005, Robotic Empire)
Two Thousand and Six Six Six SPLIT LP with Mass Movement of the Moth (2006, Electric Human Project/Perpetual Motion Machine)
Marianas Trench EP (2007, Perpetual Motion Machine/No Signal Press)
Split 7" with Brainworms (2007, Rorschach Records)
Marianas Trench +9 CD (2008, Perpetual Motion Machine)
Swallow Your Teeth LP (2009, Perpetual Motion Machine/Sons of Vesta)
Dorthia Cottrell
Dorthia Cottrell
Apart from fans of Windhand, the Virginia-based doom-metal band she anchors as singer and lyricist, DORTHIA COTTRELL is an unknown pleasure. Criminally so, but her new debut solo album will change that. It is a work of savage beauty, a collection of folk-blues songs as lustrous as they are foreboding. Shadows lurk in COTTRELL's voice, a smoky, sage alto that most certainly belongs to a woman who has "whiskey in my water," as she sings on "Oak Grove." In that song, she confesses — or maybe it's a boast — "I'm the kind of girl who needs a devil in a man / To satisfy me." With little more than acoustic guitar and multi-tracked harmonies, and pedal steel conjuring some haze, the album has the unhurried intimacy of old Folkways recordings, or even Cat Power's The Covers Record. She strips her cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Rake" down to a skeletal dirge, giving a similar treatment to her forlorn version of Gram Parsons's "A Song for You." An artist of COTTRELL's caliber was bound to step into the light, even as darkness surrounds her. (James Reed, Boston Globe)
Venue Information:
Strange Matter
929 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA, 23220