American Royalty Plays the Late Show Tomorrow NightMay 9th, 2012
It began as a studio experiment with no plans to take the music on the road. Singers Marc Gilfry and Billy Scher were interested in recording songs with elements of garage rock and electronica. “We came to the studio with these demos that were inherently very electronic, because we wrote them in our friends’ living rooms,” said Scher. But, ultimately, what they came up with was the psychedelic blues-rock trio American Royalty, an electronic take on classic rock. Since then, the band (above, playing “For the Record” for Austin Music Weekly) has put out a couple EPs, El Ardemo and Matchstick, and toured, finely tuning a high-energy live act, which you can see at the late show tomorrow at Mercury Lounge.