Tue Feb 25 2020

6:30 PM

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1059 West Addison Chicago, IL 60613

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Royal Tusk Presents Thunder of Tundra Tour w/ BRKN LOVE

  • Royal Tusk

    Royal Tusk

    Rock

    ROYAL TUSK
    Daniel Carriere – Vocals/Guitars
    Sandy MacKinnon – Bass
    Quinn Cyrankiewicz – Guitar
    Calen Stuckel – Drums

    Blue-collar troubadours from the Great White North, ROYAL TUSK are
    steadfast champions of the majesty of kickass riffs, meaty hooks, a thick
    bottom end, and loud guitars. The four-piece band born in Edmonton, Alberta
    mount a high-octane assault on the lazy security-blanket self-aware irony of
    hipsters and the disingenuous commercial pandering of rock poseurs alike.
    This is music with meaning, sometimes even a message, that’s always built
    around a powerful vibe and uncompromising passion. Royal Tusk is a deeply
    soulful celebration, brimming with working class optimism and tempered by
    renegade realism. On their sophomore-slump-smashing TUSK II, the group
    summons the effortless energy of an era of rock music when bands weren’t
    content to merely reverse-engineer hit-making formulas to move units.
    Royal Tusk is a band with more in common with Deep Purple and Aerosmith
    than anything on commercial radio. TUSK II arrives on the heels of their
    well-received debut, DealBraker (2016), and their first EP, Mountain (2014).
    Trailblazers like Soundgarden, Mudhoney, and Pearl Jam defined success on
    their own terms, putting artistry and authenticity first. Royal Tusk follows in
    that fine tradition, reveling in unbridled creativity that is provocative, nuanced,
    and captivating. The laidback charisma of stoner groove, the polished
    melodicism of classic and progressive rock, and the energy of punk all collide
    within Royal Tusk, earning them a steadily building buzz as big as their riffs.
  • BRKN Love

    BRKN Love

    Rock

    LINES STILL STRETCH AROUND THE BLOCK AT CLUBS,WAREHOUSES, AND THEATERS ON A NIGHTLY BASIS WORLDWIDE. 

    Amplifiers still blare out of suburban garages everywhere. Guitars, drums, and bass still translate the emotion and energy of a generation better than anything. No matter what prevailing opinion may be, rock music still maintains its foothold just behind the pop culture curtain—as if in the wings waiting to return. 
    BRKN LOVE carry on this tradition, while evolving it. Toronto singer and guitarist Justin Benlolo envisions a fresh future for the genre on the band’s 2019 full-length debut for Spinefarm Records produced by Joel Hamilton [Highly Suspect, Pretty Lights].

    “When I first thought about starting a band, it needed all of the elements of rock ‘n’ roll that I respond to—big guitars, big drums, and big vocals,” he explains. “I didn’t want it to be too complex. It had to be something everybody could digest in a short and sweet format. It’s alternative, but it’s also heavy. I try to get right to the point. There are so many of these kids still showing up to shows and moshing to real rock music. That’s refreshing. There’s still a place for something authentic. That’s what I want to provide.”
    Born and raised in Canada, Justin cut his teeth by obsessing over the likes of Soundgarden and Led Zeppelin in his youth, while learning how to write music. With the advent of bands such as Royal Blood and Highly Suspect, he recognized the potential for a “different kind of band—that’s not too macho and slick, but edgy enough for the punks.” Justin started tracking demos for BRKN LOVE and shortly after determined that Joel Hamilton was the perfect producer.  Joel responded to the tracks by inviting him to Brooklyn to record at Studio G. Together, they cut the 13 tracks that would comprise the album as the band landed a deal with Spinefarm Records after a New York showcase. 
    Recorded live to tape in the studio, the sound preserves “a raw, real, and alive” feeling in the riffing tempered by “relatable and emotional lyrics.”
    Now, the first single “Shot Down” hinges on thick guitars before Justin’s howling takes hold. It seesaws between dirty blues verses and a skyscraping refrain as he chants, “Landslide, shaking the crowd…Shot down in the bottom of a valley!” 
    Written at the infamous Mate’s Studio in North Hollywood, CA, it captures all of the seedy, glorious grit of the San Fernando Valley.
    “It’s got a lot of sexual innuendos,” he goes on. “On the contrary, it can be interpreted as a massive disaster song. There’s a landslide shaking the ground, and we’re in the middle of the valley. The world’s ending as we’re playing away. You could also interpret as about a girl.”
    The airy harmonies and syncopated riffs of “I Can’t Lie” take dead aim at West Coast fakery and “friends who stabbed me in the back for no reason” with a hypnotic and heartfelt chorus. Everything culminates on “In Your Hands,” which slides from a clean intro towards a wall of fuzz and his most impressive vocal performance. The latter serves as “an ode to life that we’re going to ride the universe’s wave without worrying.”
    In the end, BRKN LOVE represent a new era for rock music that’s as powerful as it is emotional.
    “The name represents who I am,” Justin leaves off. “You can honestly be a hopeless romantic and play tough music. Most of the lyrics deal with love and loss. That’s the vibe. You can share your feelings and still rock your face off at the end of the day. It’s what I’m going to do.” 
  • American Slang

    American Slang

    Metal

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Royal Tusk Presents Thunder of Tundra Tour w/ BRKN LOVE

Tue Feb 25 2020 6:30 PM

Cubby Bear Chicago IL
Royal Tusk Presents Thunder of Tundra Tour w/ BRKN LOVE

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