Cooper’s is about to get ‘Real Nasty’ and Cosmic Wobble |

Cooper’s is about to get ‘Real Nasty’ and Cosmic Wobble

Known for their ability to flow seamlessly from country to hard rock with a raw, unpretentious force that leaves audiences reeling, the Real Nasty is a power trio with a huge sound and large repertoire.

It’s all bolstered by the unique instrumentation of upright bass, guitar, and cajon (an Afro-Cuban box drum that emulates the sound of a kick and snare).

After forming in 2009, The Real Nasty (bassist Ryan Lukas, guitarist Jacob Groopman and percussionist Matthew “Smitty” Smith) were immediately noticed by Berkeley label Ninth Street Opus. Shortly after signing a deal with NSO, The Real Nasty recorded “Paper City” live in a two day session.

The result is an undeniably charged double EP set of original music – the rocking disc one, “Downtown” and the countrified disc two, “The Sticks.” Shortly after these sessions the band began playing shows to rave responses from both audiences and the press.

The Real Nasty has been described as a thoughtful and energetic mix of rock and country backed up by an explosive live show. They draw inspiration from their rock and country heroes alike – Led Zeppelin, The Stones, Hendrix, The White Stripes and Uncle Tupelo, as well as Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson.

The Real Nasty now has a working repertoire of over 50 original songs and is currently touring behind their “Paper City” release. The band is also putting the finishing touches on yet another double EP set tentatively entitled “Strangers and Friends” which will be released on Ninth Street Opus in the Fall of 2010.

Cosmic Wobble was formed in the ether in 2001 and morphed from a six piece jam band to a power trio. The Cosmic Wobble is native to Nevada County and continues to book shows all around the area.

The band will be spending the next few months working out their first album. There motto is that you can take your whole life to make your first album then you have six months to produce each album after that.

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