Tomahawk 2/19/13 The Mayan, Los Angeles, CA

I’ve always had a soft spot for the word “triumvirate”.  However, sometimes, great things come in 4, not 3.  So impressive on all four corners, I like to think of Tomahawk as a tetrarchy.  te·trar·chy noun \ˈte-ˌträr-kē, ˈtē-\ plural te·trar·chies: government by four persons ruling jointly.

Mike Patton (Faith No More/Mr. Bungle/Fantômas etc), Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard), John Stanier (Helmet/Battles) and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle/Fantômas/Melvins) combined forces to melt faces at LA’s  Mayan Theater on February 19, 2013 in support of their new album, Oddfellows.  They opened with “God Hates a Coward” from their 2001 debut album and played a solid set pulling from all their releases, with just a few moments that gave some breathing room-  like “I.O.U.” and the George Jones cover “Just One More”.   They ended with a ferocious cover of Bad Brains “Pay To Cum”!

East Coast dates for June were just announced.  Make sure you catch them…they don’t tour very often!
6/1/13 Boston, Paradise
6/2/13 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
6/4/13 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
6/5/13 Washington DC 9:30 club
6/7/13 Chicago the Vic

More photos HERE

Setlist from setlist.fm:
God Hates a Coward
Flashback
Oddfellows
101 North
Stone Letter
Birdsong
Rape This Day
Baby Let’s Play ____
Capt. Midnight
White Hats / Black Hats
I.O.U.
Rotgut
South Paw
Point and Click
Mayday
Laredo
    Encore:
Totem
Just One More (George Jones cover)
Pay To Cum (Bad Brains cover)

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About Christy Borgman

Professional photographer specializing in rock 'n roll and live concert/event photography. Visually expressing powerful music is my passion.
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