Royal Blood’s Two Nights in Brooklyn
The English rock duo Royal Blood are about to hit iconic venues throughout the U.S. and Canada on their headlining tour. Their most recent album, How Did We Get So Dark?, has sold over a quarter million copies and debuted at No. 1 last summer in the U.K. It’s an edgier alternative rock sound that is very bass and drum oriented. It’s hard not to want to bang your head when listening to them, which is exactly why Queens of the Stone Age took them on tour and under their wing. Now that they’re growing as artists and performers, it’s hard to say where they’ll be playing next, so catching them now at a more intimate venue is imperative to all hard rock fans. For tickets to their May 28 and 29 shows at Brooklyn Steel, go to songkick.com.
Ruler’s New Record
Seattle’s music scene has always been one of a kind. It’s latest breakout is Ruler, an indie rock group centered around frontman Matt Batey’s creativity and personal life. His stories are told in a classic indie rock way, within depth musical arrangements, clever lyrics, and flawless vocals. Each aspect of their songs lends a hand in portraying a specific feeling that Batey felt or an experience that he dealt with. No part of the song gets left behind in the storytelling that Ruler does. Their new album Winning Star Champion is out on May 25 and if their most recent single “Cars and Houses” is any testament to how their new record will sound, it’ll be a magical, orchestrational, indie hit.
A Pop Punk Revival in Asbury Park
Spring’s best tour lineup has been announced and it’s time to get your tickets before their gone. Bayside, New Found Glory, The Movielife, and William Ryan Kelly (formerly of Yellowcard) are teaming up and taking on the open road for the ultimate alternative rock, pop punk tour of this decade. Seriously, four great rock bands for the price of one? That is a serious deal. It’s coming to Asbury Park’s Stone Pony Summer Stage on May 27 and there is no better way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend than listening to great, live music. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.