Propelled by some successful and spontaneous reunions at a few recent festivals, three quarters of the classic Kyuss lineup from the Blues for the Red Sun era have once again joined forces to bring the sound of the desert to frigid Minneapolis. Stoner-rock pioneers John Garcia, Nick Oliveri, and Brant Bjork join with guitar player Bruno Fevery (set with the daunting task of replacing Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme) to become Kyuss Lives!, returning to the heavy-as-all-hell back catalog that essentially helped define an entire scene of Southern California rock music. The new incarnation is actually working on new material, apparently with Homme's blessing, but this tour will be strictly culled from their string of early-'90s releases, which have aged surprisingly well and continue to pull in new fans. If giant riffs and cavernous drums are your thing, come see the legends in action. With the Sword. 18+.
Wed., Nov. 30, 7 p.m., 2011