New City Ghost @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 4.18.2015

New City Ghost @ T.T. The Bear's Place 4.18.2015

The final night of the 2015 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble prelims began with the intricately arranged, passionately performed, emo-tinged sounds of New City Ghost.


Zip-Tie Handcuffs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 4.17.2015

Zip-Tie Handcuffs @ T.T. The Bear's Place 4.17.2015

Zip-Tie Handcuffs’ Rumble set was a tornado of ferocious, melodic punk rock with dissonant riffs and three part harmonies. They take Prelim Night #5.


Murcielago @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 4.17.2015

Murcielago @ T.T. The Bear's Place 4.17.2015

Murcielago just smoked TT’s with the heaviest, most rifftastic set of the Rumble so far.


The Dirty Looks @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 4.17.2015

The Dirty Looks @ T.T. The Bear's Place 4.17.2015

The Dirty Looks busted out a set of exuberant indie tunes to keep Rumble Prelim Night #5 bopping along.


Nate Leavitt Band @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 4.17.2015

Nate Leavitt Band @ T.T. The Bear's Place 4.17.2015

The Nate Leavitt Band just gave one of the most gut wrenching Rumble sets I’ve ever seen.


Protean Collective @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 4.16.2015

Protean Collective @ T.T. The Bear's Place 4.16.2015

You want some honest to goodness prog metal? Protean Collective have you covered.


Dirty Bangs @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 4.16.2015

Dirty Bangs @ T.T. The Bear's Place 4.16.2015

I’m still not exactly sure what I just saw, but it was mesmerizing. Dirty Bangs take night four.


Dan Webb And The Spiders @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 4.16.2015

Dan Webb And The Spiders @ T.T. The Bear's Place 4.16.2015

Loud, melodic, chord-based garage rock with a punk attitude and solid songwriting is A-OK in my book. Dan Webb And The Spiders killed it.


Mercury On Mars @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 4.16.2015

Mercury On Mars @ T.T. The Bear's Place 4.16.2015

Mercury On Mars shook away any remnants of my Day Of Rest sluggishness with an absolutely thunderous set to open Rumble Prelim Night #4.


Random Rumble Ramblings: 2015 (Part I)

Random Rumble Ramblings: 2015 (Part I)

The 2015 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble has been pretty great so far. Here are a few random thoughts on the first three nights of the preliminary round.