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See Middle Class Rut Play The Bowery Ballroom Tonight

March 17th, 2014

Singer-guitarist Zack Lopez and singer-drummer Sean Stockham had already been in another band by the time they formed the duo Middle Class Rut in 2006. They toured extensively, winning over fans with their high-octane live shows, and released several EPs before their debut full-length, No Name No Color (stream it below), arrived in 2010. Drowned in Sound called it an “impressive debut” and compared the band to Rage Against the Machine, Perry Farrell and Beastie Boys. On their follow-up, last year’s Pick Up Your Head (stream it below), the guys in Middle Class Rut (above, performing “No More” for Audio Tree TV) open up sonically and play more instruments than on their first album. “Although fans of the duo’s previous effort might need to adjust to the new tone,” said AllMusic, “one they get settled into this newer, more driven sound, they won’t want to turn back.” See them play The Bowery Ballroom tonight.

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Rock Out with Jane’s Addiction on Saturday Night

December 27th, 2012

Jane’s Addiction formed back in the mid-’80s following the breakup of frontman Perry Farrell’s previous band. The L.A. group broke through to the mainstream with the release of their second album, 1990’s Ritual de lo Habitual. Thanks in part to smash hit “Been Caught Stealing,” the band received more exposure than they ever had, but behind the scenes, things were falling apart, and Jane’s Addiction (above, playing “Jane Says”) ultimately broke up in 1991. Since then the four-piece—longtime members Dave Navarro (guitar) and Stephen Perkins (drums), plus Chris Chaney (bass), alongside Farrell—has reunited several times, even putting out a new album, The Great Escape Artist, last year. Now they bring their high-octane rock and roll show to Terminal 5 on Saturday night. And as an added bonus, TAB the Band opens the show.