Ruby the Hatchet

Forming after a series of basement practices in New Jersey circa 2009, heavy psychedelic rock quintet Ruby the Hatchet mix the ominous and occult; landing on a sound best heard at a dark carnival, and reminiscent of early heavy metal a la groups like Rainbow, Deep Purple and Coven. The band features guitarist Johnny Scarps Jr., drummer and vocalist Owen Stewart, bassist Lake Muir and is trademarked by the howling, dynamic vocals of Jillian Taylor and wild organ playing of Sean (Lord) Kahn Hur.

In addition to constant touring with acts like Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Black Mountain, Arthur Brown, The Sword, and Pallbearer, the band has had a prolific recording schedule - releasing a self-titled EP in 2011 and their debut full-length Ouroboros the next year. In 2014 they released The Eliminator EP independently, including a limited-edition release packaged in a wooden box filled with spooky and campy ephemera.

All of this made way for signing to Tee Pee Records for the band's 2015 effort Valley of the Snake, a deeper dive into an increasingly gritty stoner rock sound. Two years later Ruby dropped Planetary Space Child via Tee Pee as well, the group’s most prog-driven release yet.

Past Shows


May
28
th
2023
Fine Line
May
28
th
2023
Fine Line

Elder

with Ruby the Hatchet and Howling Giant
Dec
21
st
2019
Fine Line
Dec
21
st
2019
Fine Line

KADAVAR

with Ruby the Hatchet and Red Desert

More Shows

Mar
28
th
Turf Club

The Cameras

with Killed By Kiwis, Motherwind and Tarias and the Sound
May
8
th
Turf Club

Satsang

Jun
2
nd
The Cedar Cultural Center

John Moreland

with Ken Pomeroy
Jul
25
th
7th St Entry

Guerilla Toss