Divine Kegel (El Paso, Texas), whose name is taken from the hilarious Key & Peele sketch of the same name (if you’ve never watched please do yourself a favor here), is a garage-punk two-piece featuring Daniel Lopez on guitar and Elijah Watson on drums.The group has been described as a trifecta of Death From Above 1979, Lightning Bolt, and Black Sabbath.
Daniel Lopez also plays with AnubisRojo, a West Texas stoner doom four-piece. You can listen to their latest release Torus here. Artwork and music are both by Daniel Lopez.
16 Dec 2018 El Paso, TX @ LoveBuzz 21 Dec 2018 El Paso, TX @ Monarch 29 Dec 2018 Houston, TX @ Cactus Music 30 Dec 2018 Houston, TX @ White Swan w/ Closest Relative
1 Jan 2019 Austin, TX @ Beerland
3 Jan 2019 Dallas, TX @
Tradewinds Run With Scissors
In 2016, the band played at the unofficial Stay Gold x Mother Of Pearl Vinyl party in Austin, as well as the Neon Desert Music Festival in El Paso, which featured headliners Deftones, Future, Tyler, the Creator, and others.
In 2017, they were a part of an unofficial SXSW showcase at Empire Control Room, which featured headliners Grupo Fantasma and Madame Gandhi. n In 2018 they performed again at the Neon Desert Music Festival with headliners At The Drive-In, Cardi B, and others.
In 2018 they performed again at the Neon Desert Music Festival with headliners At The Drive-In, Cardi B, and others.
“There’s a certain element of danger and exhilaration that Divine Kegel provides that other local bands don’t. That element of danger, spectacle and unpredictability is noticed in Kegel’s life performances. The band attempts to replicate the strength, precision and energy of old [and new] hip-hop beats… but applies them into a punk-rock context.”https://www.theprospectordaily.com/2018/04/16/divine-kegel-headed-to-ndmf-for-the-second-time/
“La Solidaridad I is the first of three upcoming EPs by the band, in which they tackle racism, toxic masculinity, and the influence of matriarchal structures in marginalized communities — basically, how abuelitas and grandmas run shit.”
“But the highlight of the showcase had to be Divine Kegel. The two-man guitar and drum instrumental outfit made enough noise for a band triple its size. Look out for these guys.”https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/entertainment/blogs/the-beat/2016/03/22/up-all-night-south-southwest-recap/82097266/