It hasn't taken long for Rivals Sons to become classic rock's next great hope. Coming together in 2008, the quartet began gigging around the greater Los Angeles area as frequently as possible. Much like their fellow Angelenos in Night Horse, the group developed swiftly into expert practitioners of late-1960s and early-1970s hard rock. Their debut album, 2009's Before the Fire, drew more than a few comparisons to Led Zeppelin from rock critics who were totally blown away. However, their collective praise tended to overlook the subtleties in the act's sound. With the rhythm section, bass player Robin Everhart and drummer Mike Miley, undertaking a frenetic tightrope act, Rival Sons possessed a boogie-infused potency that is reminiscent of The Jeff Beck Group and even Bloomfield-Kooper-Stills' game-changing collaboration Super Session. In other words, the group is more about heavy psychedelic soul than brain-crushing proto-metal riffage. Rival Sons have gone on to release a self-titled EP and another full-length, Pressure & Time. Both find the group sharpening their attack to greater and greater effect.
Rival Sons Concert Films
Rival Sons Top Tracks
Live at The Oxford Art Factory
Runtime: 38 minWhen you hear them perform, right from the primal crunchy grooves of ‘Come Of Over’ to riff-heavy ‘Out Of The Black’ and stomping second single ‘Little Monster’, it’s hard to understand how such a ferocious sound comes from such a minimal line-up. Needless to say we were left speechless after this gig, and no doubt you will be too. Royal Blood perform at The Oxford Art Factory, in Sydney, Australia, on June 4, 2014.
Made in Stoke
Runtime: 2 hr 6 minRecorded at the Victoria Hall in Stoke-On-Trent, England on July 24th, this concert marked Slash’s return to the town in which he grew up. The show came towards the end of his 2010/11 world tour in support of his debut solo album “Slash.” Lead vocals on the tour were handled by Myles Kennedy of AlterBridge and the setlist featured tracks from his solo album, from his albums with both Slash’s Snakepit and Velvet Revolver, and classic songs that he co-wrote for Guns’n’Roses.
Runtime: 1 hr 23 minLive at the Coronet Theater, London. Wolfmother are here to entertain an expectant pack of music fans hungry for rock and salivating for roll. Up for the first course were Band Of Skulls, and the Southampton trio serve up three Michelin Stars. Their sound is brash, overwhelming and bounces off the walls of the London Coronet, wrapping the audience in a bubbling cocoon of sound. If none of the audience knew the musical coupling of the Kills-esque male/female singers before, they most definitely made sure they did after. After half an hour of thumping basslines and crashing riffs, the pulsing audience were well and truly warmed up.
Live At the Mountain Jam Festival, Hunter NY
Runtime: 3 hr 8 minWith 2 million paid song downloads through their site MuleTracks, seven critically acclaimed studio records already released, a handful of DVDs and live albums, plus an ever-expanding fanbase and sold-out coast-to-coast tours, Gov't Mule could easily rest on its laurels. Yet when they're one of the hardest working bands in rock history.
Haynes explains, "We want By A Thread to be a surprise, so we've made a point not to play any of them live until our fans can get the full impact of the new material."
The Band Closed off Saturday night at the Mountain Jam Festival with their first show scheduled in 2011. Frontman Warren Haynes promised the crowd a crazy night, and didnt disappoint, leading off with Railroad Boy and Thorazine Shuffle. Mule played a lengthy number of covers in the first set, including ZZ Tops Nasty Dogs And Funky Kings, The Whos Wont Get Fooled Again, and closed the first set with Black Sabbaths War Pigs. The second set also featured several covers, including the lead-off Money and Have a Cigar by Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones Angie. The highlight of the night was a lengthy 32/20 Blues, which featured Cody Dickinson on electric washboard, Luther Dickinson on guitar, and Hook Herrera on harmonica.
Leave a Scar: Live In North Carolina
Runtime: 1 hr 32 minLeave a Scar: Live in North Carolina is an explosive live concert release from the critically acclaimed southern rockers, Blackberry Smoke. Filmed during a sold out show, the set mixes elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul, and more than a touch of outlaw country. Fan favorites "Good One Comin' On" and "Ain't Got The Blues” are featured on the film. The video contains an exclusive behind the scenes content, interviews with the band members and a look into their ever-growing moonshine collection. It also includes footage of the band recording “Yesterdays’ Wine” with the late George Jones. Blackberry Smoke as earned a passionate fan base that continues to grow as the band itself evolves. The band has released 2 full-length albums including 2012's "The Whippoorwill." Now, Leave A Scar Live in North Carolina captures the band doing what they do best - putting on one hell of a show.
Live at the Crystal Ballroom
The Black Keys
Runtime: 1 hr 4 minThe Black Keys' new concert film, Live at the Crystal Ballroom, reflects the no-frills genius of the drums-and-guitar duo's studio sound: It's a refreshingly straightforward video document of their April 4, 2008 sold-out gig at Portland, Oregon's Crystal Ballroom, featuring seventeen songs culled from all five of the pair's albums. Director Lance Bangs - who has made videos for the Arcade Fire, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sonic Youth as well as directing R.E.M.'s Road Movie - keeps his small camera crew focused on the stage, getting up close and sweaty with guitarist-singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. Occasionally, he'll pull back to acknowledge the head-bobbing crowd pressed close to the stage, their hands reaching out to Auerbach. There are no visual pyrotechnics, no elaborate editing, no backstage cutaways, yet the show is riveting from start to finish and the feel of the music in that room is nothing less than triumphant.
Live at Montreux 2008
Runtime: 1 hr 29 minThe Raconteurs (Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence) came to Montreux in 2008 as part of the tour in support of their second album “Consolers Of The Lonely”. They delivered a great performance of their distinctive brand of rough, tough rock ‘n’ roll with great tunes and even better guitar licks featuring many of their best known tracks including “Steady, As She Goes”, “Many Shades Of Black”, “Broken Boy Soldiers”, “Salute Your Solution” and more.
Full Fathom Five
Runtime: 1 hr 32 minCompiled from four locations on Clutch's 2007/2008 sold out headlining world tour (Boulder, Sayerville, Pittsburgh & Melbourne) these groove-laden live releases prove what the diehard fan base already knows; that CLUTCH have risen to the top of America's live music pyramid! There's plenty of classic CLUTCH riffage here including "Escape From the Prison Planet", Texan Book of the Dead", "Elephant Riders", & "Animal Farm". There's also numerous modern heavyweight rock radio & MTV staples like "Electric Worry", "Burning Beard", 10001110101, & "The Mob Goes Wild".
The Black Crowes
Runtime: 1 hr 43 minThe Black Crowes are one of the all-time great live rock bands. Their shows are legendary and regularly sell out in record time wherever in the world they play. Filmed on March 20, 2008 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles during the tour in support of their critically acclaimed new studio album "Warpaint". The concert features live versions of the whole of the "Warpaint" album plus a mixture of previously unreleased cover versions and some of their own classics.