Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Cooters to Cook at Rooster's

The Cooters
The Cooters, from left: Neuter Cooter (Newt Rayburn); Judas Cooter (Mike Namarato); and Raw Cooter (Gentry Webb).

Oxford metal heroes dust off recipe for Soul Food and more, Dec. 29

By Tad Wilkes, Nightlife & Lifestyles Editor
Blackeyed peas and raw riffs are on the musical menu Saturday night, December 29, at Rooster’s Blues House on the Oxford Square. Local metal maestros the the Cooters will play two sets, including originals spanning the punk-metal group’s nearly 20-year existence, new songs, and some choice covers. The first set starts at 9 p.m. sharp.
One song the Cooters promise to break out of the vault is “Soul Food,” an old chestnut the band hasn’t played live in years (see video below). For the uninitiated, consider it a taste of Cooter cuisine, a culinary tradition that rolls hard as hell.
Together since 1993, the Cooters lay claim to being Oxford’s longest-running band and one of the two longest-running metal bands in Mississippi. Neuter Cooter (Newt Rayburn, bass and vocals), Judas Cooter (Mike Namarato, drums), and Raw Cooter (Gentry Webb, guitar and vocals) all grew up in Oxford. Though various other members have joined the band for stings, the trio remains the core of the Cooters.

Rooster’s Blues House is located at 114 Courthouse Square in Oxford. (662) 236-7970