Canadian hard rockers Royal Tusk will play The Aquarium above Dempsey’s in downtown Fargo on June 27, 2019. The Edmonton, Canada natives will be joined by grunge rockers The Dose.
Blue-collar troubadours from the Great White North, Royal Tusk are steadfast champions of the majesty of kickass riffs, meaty hooks, a thick bottom end and loud guitars. The four-piece band born in Edmonton, Alberta mount a high-octane assault on the lazy security-blanket self-aware irony of hipsters and the disingenuous commercial pandering of rock poseurs alike. This is music with meaning, sometimes even a message, that’s always built around a powerful vibe and uncompromising passion.
Royal Tusk is a deeply soulful celebration, brimming with working class optimism and tempered by renegade realism. On their sophomore-slump-smashing TUSK II, the group summons the effortless energy of an era of rock music when bands weren’t content to merely reverse-engineer hit-making formulas to move units. Royal Tusk is a band with more in common with Deep Purple and Aerosmith than anything on commercial radio. TUSK II arrives on the heels of their well-received debut, DealBraker (2016), and their first EP, Mountain (2014).
Simply put, The Dose make beautiful noise. Their massive sound emanates from the life experience and passion of just two individuals, a distinctive duo brimming with purposeful energy, expansive melody, esoteric ruminations, and unrestrained emotion. Vocalist/guitarist Indio Downey and drummer Ralph Alexander stir the most potent elements of the rock n’ roll landscape of the past, present and future into a musical cauldron. Their songs breathlessly swerve between driving, hooky, melancholic and anthemic, careening from self-loathing to self-empowerment, with vigor.
IF YOU GO
ROYAL TUSK with The Dose
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019 | 7 P.M. DOORS | 7:30 P.M. SHOW | 21+