Dominick Muzio & Chemical Tribe Debut at Backyard Bar

ZRockR’s own Dominick Muzio and Chemical Tribe have been busy lately. If you haven’t checked out the new singles “Special Thing” and “So Close, So Far”, click those links and catch up!

The new EP Candy at a Funeral released on August 26th. Besides the ripping tricks, the photos and album art are a sight of their own.

I wan in luck to see Dominick & Chemical Tribe at Backyard Bar in Henderson, NV for their debut as a band and CD release party.

The Chemical Tribe consists of Jon Mills (guitar), John “Doc Wicked” Robinson (filling in for Michael James on bass), and Ron Hudy (drums). I was excited to see how intimate the setting was for the release party and how many people turned up to see them perform. The sound was great and the guys were energetic throughout their set.

Hearing each song, I noticed how great the new material is and how amazing Muzio sounded on vocals and guitar. I will always love Wicked Garden, but his new solo material is the best work he has ever done so far, in my opinion. It’s like you get to hear an all new side of him. Muzio also graced the audience with his comedic personality between songs.

Gallery – Stephy Muzio

If anyone has been to shows in Vegas over the past decade, you would have noticed a certain well known guitarist, Jon Mills, on stage. It’s been a few years since he has graced us with his musical talents, but it is like he never left! It was great to see him in his element.

John Robinson, AKA Doc Wicked, was jamming out with such a cool, groovy demeanor while Ron Hudy rocked out on the drums.

The setlist contained every song off of Candy at a Funeral, which, no pun intended, was a real treat. They also included some covers as a bonus.

My ultimate favorite song is “Pretty Broken (For a Pisces)”. I love how raw and grungy it sounds and how Muzio challenges his own vocals. His music reminds me of a mix between Foo Fighters and Stone Temple Pilots. “So Close, So Far” is another song I love off of the EP, which is actually a cover of a Todd Kerns song! I think Muzio’s cover is great, and does justice for Kerns.

Backyard actually had to turn away some folks because the venue was at capacity while the band was on stage, and ended up opening the front garage style doors so people could still enjoy without having to come in. Overall, it was a great turn out. I was glad to be able to photograph, write about, and witness Dominick Muzio history.

If you ever see a Dominick Muzio & Chemical Tribe show coming up, GO SEE THEM! You’ll love their chemistry. Also, go buy the EP! It’s only six bucks!

Setlist.

Shadow of the Season (Screaming Trees cover)
Pretty Broken (For a Pisces)
Sucked Out (Superdrag cover)
Special Thing
Low Budget/Teenagers Medley (The Kinks/My Chemical Romance covers)
Edge of Nowhere
All the Kids Are Right (Local H cover)
So Close, So Far (Todd Kerns cover included on Candy at a Funeral EP)
Mother, My Heart
Do Right (Jimmie’s Chicken Shack cover)

Gallery – Christina Corcoran
Listen to Dominick Muzio on Spotify!

PHOTO CREDIT: All photos by Christina Corcoran and Stephy Muzio for ZRockR Magazine – All Rights Reserved

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