Nightosaur

If the anatomy of the metal chart of music is true, then Minneapolis trio Nightosaur would be a mix of all the sub-genres. [...] Some bands bash their songs against the rocks through over-complication; Nightosaur are simplistic in that they merely want to write good music.

[...] Nightosaur embodies the nature of these other metal -- and even punk -- bands, where they let the music speak for itself. More time is spent on playing and practicing music than they spend on trying to figure out how to market themselves or promote the band on social media. Their marketing team is mainly word-of-mouth from fans who catch their live show -- sometimes by accident.

[Bassist] John [Henry] says, "Most people have heard of us, but they have never actually seen us. They'll be at a show where we're on the bill, and will come up to us after we play and say, 'Whoa! I didn't know great you guys were! You have so much energy.' When we play, we have an obligation to have more fun than anyone else in the room. When you have that energy, it comes back to you."

Andy [Webber], the principal songwriter of the group, confesses that on past albums, he used to try to write metal songs, but has since stopped caring. In a drawl that belies this razor-sharp wit, he says, "We're just trying to write good songs, and if it fits into whatever it is we are, I don't think it matters. I don't even care if we're deemed as metal anymore. Good music is our ultimate goal." [Youa Vang for City Pages, Sept 2014]

Past Shows


Dec
31
st
2017
Turf Club
Dec
31
st
2017
Turf Club

Metalachi

with Impaler and Nightosaur
Oct
3
rd
2016
7th St Entry
Oct
3
rd
2016
7th St Entry

Goblin Cock

with Nightosaur and BUSEY
May
26
th
2016
Turf Club
Jul
17
th
2015
Turf Club
Jul
17
th
2015
Turf Club

Nightosaur

with Catbath, Swimsuit Area and The Ultrasounds
Apr
29
th
2015
7th St Entry
Apr
29
th
2015
7th St Entry

Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band

with Nightosaur and Squares
Jan
7
th
2015
Turf Club
May
28
th
2014
7th St Entry
May
28
th
2014
7th St Entry

Gypsyhawk and Black Pussy

with Nightosaur
Jan
31
st
2014
7th St Entry
Jan
31
st
2014
7th St Entry

SLITT

with Nightosaur and PRGRPHS
Nov
10
th
2011
7th St Entry
Nov
10
th
2011
7th St Entry

Elixir on Mute

with Torch the Spires and Nightosaur
Jul
9
th
2011
Mainroom
Jul
9
th
2011
Mainroom

Gastro Non Grata

with SAND OX, STNNNG, SORRY OK and more!
Dec
30
th
2010
7th St Entry
Dec
30
th
2010
7th St Entry

Nightosaur

with Teenage Moods, VOYTEK and Hastings 3000

More Shows

Sep
19
th
7th St Entry

Under the Rug

with Basic Printer
Oct
15
th
7th St Entry

Healy

Sep
14
th
Turf Club

Gable Price and Friends

Oct
17
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Kishi Bashi

with Sweet Loretta