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The Bell House

Reigning Sound
plus The Baxx SiSi's
& DJ Todd-O-Phonic Todd

Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 9:00 PM EDT (8:00 PM Doors)
The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
21 years and over

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Reigning Sound

Reigning Sound was formed in 2001 by Memphis, TN garage-punk legend Greg Cartwright who is also known for his previous bands The Compulsive Gamblers and The Oblivians.

Cartwright (vocals/guitar/songs) relocated his family to Asheville, N.C. in 2004, where he formed a new band. The current line-up includes: Benny Trokan (bassist), Mike Catanese (guitar), Mikey Post (drums), and Dave Amels (keyboardist).

Since Reigning Sound’s 2001 debut, “Two Sides to Every Man," a three song 7" single, Cartwright has been blending true rock‘n’roll with soul and country-folk melodies. 

Perhaps it was the 2002 album “Time Bomb High School” (In the Red) that showed Reigning Sound’s full potential. The album spawned a handful of fan favorites, including covers of “Stormy Weather” and “Brown Paper Sack.”

Since then Cartwright has released a stack of Reigning Sound records, including the obnoxiously loud “Too Much Guitar,” a 2004 LP that fellow Memphians Alicja Trout and Jay Reatard helped engineer. The band supported the album by touring the country with The Hives, who are also admitted followers of Cartwright’s catalog. 

In recent years, Reigning Sound has dropped the “Love and Curses” LP and the “Abdication ... For Your Love” mini-LP, both showcasing Cartwright’s always maturing songwriting and love for the tried-and-true rock‘n’roll that came from his hometown, Memphis, Tennessee. 

Currently Reigning Sound is hitting the road with a bunch of tour dates. Oblivians fans will be happy to hear that Cartwright, along with Jack and Eric Oblivian, just finished work on a new Oblivians full-length for In the Red Records. This new record will be the first new Oblivians LP in 15 years and is due-out sometime in 2012.


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