The Wizard’s newest release ‘Hotter ‘n Hell’, is available in physical form only and will be released Friday, October 7, at The Green Room at Oscar de la Tienda (801 W. Russell Pl “A”). The show ($5, all ages) celebrates the cassette’s release and a proper kick-off for The Wizard’s upcoming West Coast ‘Texas Heat’ tour.
The cassette is an hour-plus compilation made up of some of the band’s favorite selections from their latest recordings, ‘Texas Heat’. The tour will span two-and-a-half weeks, feature drum-ming by Jaycob Puente (Bad Ideals, OWTG) and touch down at venues in NM, CO, UT, MT, WA, OR, and CA. Available at these shows will be a tour-only run of cassettes with vending by cover artist Mauro de la Tierra.
Over the course of the last two years, these musicals- warlocks have crafted some of the most unique and tasteful recordings in The Wizard’s prolific history, represented in the absolutely scorching ‘Texas Heat I-III’ series (available on all digital platforms).
The ‘Hotter ‘n Hell’ cassette, released through a collaboration between Fuzzy Cat Records and Out With The Goons Records, features cover art by local San Antonio painter Mauro de la Tierra with finely hand-crafted fold-out inserts by the OWTG team, utilizing live show photography shot by Death to Content. “We Are Here To Have Fun And Share Our Love Of Music With Everyone, All While Pushing The Bound-aries Of What ‘Rock’ Is Supposed To Be…”
Originally founded in late 2016 as the solo project of one Vincent Garlisi, The Wizard is a three piece psychedelic garage rock trio based in San Antonio, Texas. With the most recent lineup consisting of regular guitar-ist Arik Norris and long-time drummer Joel Mathis, the evolution of The Wizard is as organic and ever-changing as its sound. Mixing influences ranging from Frank Zappa and The Grateful Dead to Ty Segall and the krautrock stylings of NEU!, The Wizard offers up a sound unlike anything else in the city or, for that matter, Texas at large.
Come celebrate this chapter in The Wizard’s electric saga as the legend continues to form. From the sweltering heat of a Texas garage, this band is here to stay.