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Rival Sons Play ‘Electric’ Set in New York City

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Rival Sons are currently on tour in promotion of their brand new album ‘Great Western Valkyrie,’ and the band rocked a packed house at New York City’s Gramercy Theater.

The California band got some East Coast love as they kicked off the set with ‘Electric Man.’ They also showcased other new tracks off ‘Great West Valkyrie’ such as ‘Good Luck,’ ‘Secret,’ ‘Play the Fool,’ ‘Rich and the Poor’ and ‘Open My Eyes.’

Lead vocalist Jay Buchanan has a soulfully penetrating voice that takes you back in time to classic rockers like Led Zeppelin and the Doors, while the band backs him with sounds reminiscent of Clutch and Queens of the Stone Age. Yet, that all said, Rival Sons have created a sound that is all their own.

If it’s not the vocal melodies that get you, it might be the harmonious riffs of guitarist Scott Holiday, who also sports one of the best mustaches in rock today. The sturdy bass lines of David Beste and hip-shaking drum patterns provided by the talented Mike Miley all adds to the force of Rival Sons.

Their encore consisted of older tunes ‘Manifest Destiny Part I’ and ‘Keep On Swinging’ off of  2012’s ‘Head Down’, as well as ‘Face the Light’ and ‘Pressure and Time’ off of their 2011 album of the same name.  Rival Sons are groovy, edgy and put on a gritty vibrant rock show not to be missed.

Support included fellow California band the Soft White Sixties, who performed an infectious and lively set to say the least. Rival Sons frontman Jay Buchanan took to the stage earlier in the night to introduce solo act Jameson, who kicked off the night with an acoustic performance.

To see where you can catch Rival Sons on the road, go here for a list of remaining tour dates.

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