Though it sounds the mascot of Major Leagues woeful Cleveland Indians, the moniker Chief Beef is entirely appropriate for a band that yields juicy slabs of power-trio rock. The Phoenix, Arizona, bands 2007 Gravy Tour comes on the heels of its independently released debut, Something About Rock. Step into Chief Beefs meat locker for a rump roasts worth of brainy prog sludge informed by bands such as Burning Airlines, Jesus Lizard, No Knife and the Mars Volta. The bass grooves are succulent, the drums employ a plump thump and the guitar lines are butcher-shop fresh.
Tue., Sept. 4