Reigning Sound, photo by Andy Junk

Although the show is three months away, tickets are hot on demand for Reigning Sound’s upcoming appearance at the Echo in LA. The North Carolina-based band, marked by gritty guitar and 60’s-throwback electric organ, is bound to rouse the California crowd this October. For the band’s west coast fans, the show is a rare opportunity to catch Reigning Sound in concert, as their summer tour has so far consisted solely of shows on the east coast. And for those unfamiliar with the group, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Reigning Sound, originally from Memphis, Tennessee and now based out of Asheville, North Carolina, can hardly be confined to the “garage punk” label most commonly attributed to them. Their sound combines driving rock & roll with raw soul in an eclectic mix that has earned them a large and varied fan base. On the band’s latest album, 2009’s Love and Curses, songwriter Greg Cartwright draws influence from the Boss, Dylan, and various 60’s pop groups to create a collection of unique and catchy songs that will have listeners out of their seats in no time.

Cartwright, on lead vocals and guitar, is joined by David Wayne Gay on bass, Lance Wille on drums, and Dave Amels on keyboard/organ. The band has toured with the Hives and also backed former Shangri-Las singer Mary Weiss on her 2007 album Dangerous Game. With an infectious sound and unstoppable energy, Reigning Sound is sure to give Los Angeles an entertaining evening.

The rundown:
When: October 26, 2010, doors open at 8:30
Where: 1822 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, 90026
Price: Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door [18+]

If you can’t make the Echo show, you can still catch the band at Spaceland the next night [1717 Silverlake Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027].

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