For 72 hours, Taos and the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership was the desert rock capital of the world, with a rarified population characterized by tattoos and long hair, Gibson SGs and rail pickups, and stacks of amplifiers.

Beginning Friday (Sept. 16) and running til midnight on Sunday, last weekend's Monolith on the Mesa music festival featured a lineup with deep roots in the stoner rock scene that originated in Southern California in the 1990s.

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