One thing was clear on Friday night at the Royale in Boston, those in attendance were witnessing a fuckin’ rock ‘n roll show. As soon as J. Roddy Walston and the Business took the stage they had the place rockin’ with their early hit, “Don’t Break the Needle.” This tour is in support of their new album, Destroyer of the Soft Life, and they did just that. J. Roddy Walston and the Business were definitely not soft on Friday night, and they left no doubt that their hard rocking sound was going to get asses shaking and heads bangin’. I…Leave a Comment
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Press play With the summer winding down, we’re knee deep in great music. It seems the fall is going to bring excellent music. This month there are awesome tracks from some of our favorite artists like JD McPherson, The Lone Bellow, Iron & Wine, Wolf Parade, The Texas Gentlemen and so many more. It’s been a fun month, so check out the tunes, and let us know if we missed something.Leave a Comment
[W]elp, it’s that time of the year again — time to try and stack rank the albums I’ve spent my life with over the past year. Weighing intangible against intangible and doing my best to pick which one comes out on top! In some ways, this annual ritual makes me feel like I’m trying to pick a favorite kid. Actually, doing that might be easier. I keed, I keed. No DSS calls please. Below are my top albums for the year and even one bonus suggestion which I was lucky enough to get a preview of during 2013, but that…25 Comments
Photos by Boston Concert Photography [A] show that popped up on our radar only a few days prior to the show, that we simply could not resist was The Radio 92.9 Low Dough Holiday Show to Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project on Sunday night. It was strange to head down town into the bowels of Faneuil Hall but when it comes to seeing J. Roddy Walston rock the entire house, it didn’t take us long to decide we had to be there. As usual, Walston was at his best tickling the crowd with fan favorite tunes from their new album…11 Comments
[I]t seems as though every week we hear a new tune from the upcoming J. Roddy Walston & The Business record, Essential Tremors, we posted Marigold, and Heavy Bells prior to that, and little by little we’re hearing a lot of this record, and in anticipation leading up to the release another tune “Black Light,” has been released. “Black Light,” is a chunky, southern rock fueled tune with a riffs from classic rock past, this one is yet another reason to seal the deal and preorder Essential Tremors.
Also look for the guys, who are extremely impressive on stage, in your city… (we can be very excited to have late tour stop here in boston.)2 Comments
[I]’m writing this from my hotel room in San Francisco, as I’ve had this new tune from J. Roddy Walston & the Business on repeat while I wait out my turn for the shower. Well, as expected, its a total foot stomper, “Marigold,” from their upcoming record Essential Tremors, the classic “Girl meets boy who is pretending to be a girl, who is poor and an artist and dabbling in drug usage because it’s all art and his trust fund says so,” story, perfect material for a song with a driving piano force that feels a bit Jerry Lee Lewis,…3 Comments
J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Heavy Bells [T]his is one I’ve been waiting a damn long time to hear. The mega awesome rock outfit of J. Roddy Walston & The Business have the perfect rock sound. In fact, these guys put hair back on the balls of rock music. I’m not even sure what that means, but these guys just do rock and roll the right way. It’s one part foot tapping, next part foot stomping, and before you know it, it’s full cathartic screaming. Look for “Heavy Bells,” to arrive September 10th on their upcoming record, Essential…5 Comments
J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Jesus Gonna Do His Best Taking in a J. Roddy Walston & the Business show is something that everyone should do. Their wild, frenetic energy and balls to the wall sound made them one of my absolute favorite acts to see live. In the video above for song Use Your Language you can get a sense of just how fun they are they’ve released a video featuring footage of their time in DC, Philly and Brooklyn. And to celebrate the release of this video, they are offering up a brand new track Jesus…Leave a Comment
To give you background, J Roddy Walston and the Business is a 4 piece rock quartet from the fine city of Baltimore, MD. They play rock music the way it was intended, loose and fast, wild and crazy. Often upbeat and super catchy, this rock music is based on fantastic musicianship driven by piano and huge guitar solos. Lets not forget the vocals and harmonies scream. This is the kind of rock & roll you expect to be played in dive bars and dirty dance clubs. Its all about dirty jeans and boots and setting the world on fire. You know… what rock & roll is supposed to be. Renaissance?
Turn your speakers wayyyy up to 11 and get on listening. Don’t Break the Needle, the opening track on J Roddy Walston and the Business’ self titled album opens with your ears with the first sounds of piano and the grainy, whiskey soaked vocals that make this track so perfect.
Previously released track Brave Man’s Death, is a heart breaking narrative ballad like track that is a harrowing tale of honorable death. The chorus erupts in a howl “I don’t wanna die in the middle of the night, I want a brave man’s death,” this song really shows off the true emotionality of the writing, and the vocals.
Another track released recently is I Don’t Wanna Hear It, This is pure rock and roll with no excess and a great attitude, its got great sing along harmonies, this is one track you’ll be getting speeding tickets because of.
Get out there and buy this album if its the last thing you do. J Roddy Walston and the Business has done rock & roll a great favor. They have made them look lazy.
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