July 11, 2001
Doom Rockers need no introduction to the leader of Spirit Caravan. In fact a lot of people think R. Scott Wienrich, better known as Wino, is God. Among the metal-lovers devoted to him are a good number of punk rockers, who appreciate the less-showy, more musical type of heavy rock that many credit Wino with inventing. The whole genre is experiencing a renaissance, exemplified by the groups opening up for Spirit Caravan: Fireball Ministry featuring Janis Tanaka from L7 and Santa Cruz locals Herbert and Hakken Kraks Howl.