Good Music at Tobacco Company with Road Kill Roy

There are some venues where people go to see a band and there are venues where people go to drink and socialize while a band happens to play. Tobacco Company is the latter – and it really shouldn’t be.

I usually don’t go to Tobacco Company mainly because 1) I’m unfamiliar with the bands that tend to play there and (the real reason) 2) the crowd at Tobacco Company is usually obnoxious, drunk, old, creepy or all of the above. And a bad crowd can easily ruin a show.

But this weekend, I ended up going there to check out local rock band Road Kill Roy, featuring fellow music blogger You Hear That (he’s not going to pimp out his own band, so I’ll do it for him).

Road Kill Roy started the evening off right by starting right at the scheduled time, which if you know me, you know already gains major points in my book. On top of that, the band the entire night to play. They weren’t sharing the stage with anyone and they’ weren’t giving the crowd a short set. Road Kill Roy played two sets and the first one along was two straight hours of fun rock and roll. It’s very impressive to see a band even play that long. That’s something you don’t see too often at other shows. Plus, Tobacco Company had an impressive setup. The stage looked great, the sound was clear and easy to hear and plenty of people were actually paying attention to the show and definitely getting into it. All good things when seeing a show.

Road Kill Roy was a lot of fun to watch. You could tell the guys were up there to have a good time as they played a bunch of covers including “Wagon Wheel” and Gavin DeGraw’s “Crush” plus plenty of original material they’re recording for their new album. If you get the chance to check them out, you’ll definitely be glad you did.

Road Kill Roy – Better Luck

Road Kill Roy – Everything Clear

One comment

  1. I heard them play at the Diamond before a Flying Squirrels game this summer and thought they were great. I’ll have to make it out to a real show sometime soon.

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