Maybe you saw Rabble Rabble open for Death at Reggies on New Year’s Eve, or maybe you’ve seen them at a DIY space, but they are a big enough band in sound and in presence to tear any venue apart. This local act is formally releasing their new album, “Brain Hole,” on Logan Hardware Records, at the venue they’ve come to know the best, with some acts that are sure to make this quite the celebration.
Rabble Rabble harnesses the best parts of all of the genres that they draw from, combining the tough-guy vocals of punk with the slide-shredding and winding solos of garage rock. Their music sounds like something that would play in the background of your favorite dive bar at its prime. This band has been growing in all the right ways over the past few years, and this new album should be a reflection of that growth.
Blasted Diplomats are dirtied-up classic rock, playing confidently with their upper lips curled and their guitars wailing. The band’s members are multifaceted, mixing up vocals with every member of the band and swapping out instruments in-between sets. There’s something dangerous and comforting at the same time about Blasted Diplomats, which makes for a really enjoyable live experience.
Redgrave is a female-fronted powerhouse of straightforward, pretty serious rock ‘n’ roll. They have the same kickass attitude as Rabble Rabble and Blasted Diplomats, evoking images of leather jackets and smoky vans. Redgrave and all of these acts sound like they should be way better known than they already are, so this is your chance. (Reilly Gill)
June 13 at Empty Bottle, 1035 North Western, (773)276-3600. 9pm. $8 or Free with RSVP. 21+.