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
God Hates a Coward
101 North
Stone Letter
Rape This Day
Baby Let’s Play ____
Capt. Midnight
White Hats / Black Hats
South Paw
Point and Click
Just One More (George Jones cover)
Pay To Cum (Bad Brains cover)


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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