Scattered Hamlet, the Honky tonk metal road warriors are pleased to announce a summer US tour to continue supporting their new album “Swamp Rebel Machine.”  With strong critical praise from press and Billboard Heatseeker Chart status, the album has spawned the singles and videos for “Swamp Rebel Machine” and “White Trash” capturing the essence of the band’s unapologetic and unique style.  The summer tour will feature a festival appearance at Wisconsin’s Rock Fest XVIIScattered Hamlet will appear at Rockfest July 14, 2017 along with ClutchTom KeiferTexas Hippie Coalition and Avenged Sevenfold.
Swamp Rebel Machine” is a culmination of the exact album the band wanted to release.  According to frontman Adam Joad, “A lot of industry types wanted us to just recreate another generic radio rock band and that just wasn’t us.”  He continued, “It was a risk and it paid off, the album did great and quite of few of the tunes ended up doing decent in a shit ton of radio markets… I’ve been saying it for years, people don’t like safe music, that’s never been what rock music is about.”
The honky tonk metal sound and attitude has been spreading with WCPW British professional wrestler, Dave Mastiff, now using the band’s tune “Shelter” as his intro music.

Shotguns, beer kegs, smoking guitars, deer skulls, Old Crow whiskey, Les Pauls and Marshalls, if this is your kind of thing make sure to catch Scattered Hamlet at one of the following dates:

Live Free or Die Tour:
July 7 Saint Clair PA (Coal Mine Tap Room)
July 8 Clay, WV (Elk River Festival)
July 12 Braidwood, IL ( Top Fuel Saloon)
July 13 Green Bay, WI (Lyric Room)
July 14 Cadott, WI Rockfest!!
July 15 Wausau, WI (Polack Inn)
July 18 Sioux Falls, SD (Bigs Bar)
July 19 Wichita, KS (Elbow Room)
July 21 Gallup, NM (Juggernaut Music)
July 22 Las Vegas, NV (Adrenaline)
July 23 Hollywood, CA (Viper Room)
July 25 (SoCal Special Appearance)
July 26 Phoenix, AZ (The Blooze)
July 28 Oklahoma City, OK (Thunder Alley)
July 29 San Antonio, TX (Wax)
July 30 Forth Worth, TX (Rail Club)
White Trash:
Swamp Rebel Machine:
For more information, check out the band’s web properties:

Red Fang coming to Motorco with Torche and Whores

I know for a fact that y’all ain’t doing shit on Wednesday, November 30th, so you might as well take your asses to Motorco in Durham for a night of sick riffs courtesy of Red Fang, Torche, and Whores. RDU Music will be there in full force because we happen to enjoy serious riffage. (Little-known fact.)

Red Fang: Facebook | Bandcamp
Torche: Facebook | Bandcamp
Whores: Facebook | Bandcamp

While you are at it, check out the sweet new Red Fang video for “Shadows” below. Do you like PBR, Big League Chew, the Predator, and dank riffs? Then get in here.

King Buffalo coming to Slim’s

King Buffalo lives!

Rochester’s premiere purveyors of psychedelic fuzz rock, King Buffalo, are descending on Slim’s here in Raleigh on Tuesday, August 16th. Joining them are NC’s own The Hell No and Emerson Boozer.

Just check out that sweet flyer! If that doesn’t make you want to go, you should re-evaluate your life choices. Plus, RDU Music will be there. And we know how to party on a Tuesday.

I have been spinning King Buffalo’s spaced-out debut fuzz-fest, Orion, in anticipation of their set and it is a proven rockin’ good time. My head is mystically compelled to nod along to the thick slabs of groovy riffage found within Orion’s 9-tracks. It is hot off the presses too, having just been released on 8/5.

Give Orion a spin on Bandcamp or Spotify or wherever you go to get a lethal dose of riffage then head out to Slim’s on the 16th to catch King Buffalo in the flesh.

Periphery head to The Lincoln Theater

Periphery, Aug. 4 @ The Lincoln Theatre – The D.C. based prog rock outfit release their new album, Periphery III: Select Difficulty, on July 22. The band’s last two releases (released simultaneously in 2015) charted at #15/#16 on Billboard’s Top Album charts and was dubbed “a prog-metal opera” by Rolling Stone, with Outburn saying the band have “likely changed the face of modern progressive metal as we know it.”

Melvins coming to Cat’s Cradle

The Melvins, Sept. 1 @ Cat’s Cradle – The always lovable Melvins trek back to town in support of Basses Loaded, their recently released album that featured six bass players including Redd Kross/OFF! bassist Steve McDonald, who will be touring with Buzz on Dale for this run.

311 is coming to Red Hat on July 24th

If you attended parties in the Midwest during the late 90s, two things were certain: There was bound to be an abundance of weed smoke and you were assured to hear 311. (Followed immediately by Sublime.) That was simply how you got the party started. Some 20 years later, I find myself wishing that I could relive those halcyon days when the malt liquor flowed freely and 311 was  bringing grassroots for your mom.

Well, greater Raleigh area, we are in luck! 311 is returning to Red Hat Amphitheater on July 24th (with special guest Matisyahu) to remind us how to come original throughout this party that we call life.

Bang it here for tickets so that you can join the RDU Music staff (plus many friends of the program) as we receive yet another taste of that sweet, sweet Omaha Stylee. If you play your cards right, you might even get to witness our own Shameburger get drunk enough to do the SA dance for a solid hour straight. We’ll be providing extensive post-show coverage as soon as I can sober up and once again string together cohesive sentences.