Goodbye June at Welcome To Rockville

Three Welcome To Rockville Gems

Welcome To Rockville Bands on the Rise

Well, Day 1 at Welcome To Rockville is in the books, and as I get ready for another day in the sweltering fields of Metropolitan Park, I thought I’d squeeze in a quick post on three of the smaller acts from Day 1 who caught my attention.  There were some monstrous performances from bands you would expect, but these three acts are new on my radar, but three bands I will make sure to see again.

Goodbye June

This Nashville trio delivered a soulful, powerful set that just reeked of old school rock ‘n’ roll swagger.  They part Midwest, part redneck and 100% passionate rock ‘n roll.  They’ve got a new album coming out next week, and judging by the sweet cuts we heard at Rockville, they’ve got a bright future. (We will be publishing an interview with the band this week, too)

Royal Republic at Welcome To Rockville
Royal Republic at Welcome To Rockville
Royal Republic

There’s something special happening in Sweden these days, as every band I see from the country is fun, engaging and talented.  Add one more band to the list.  This quartet killed it on stage with a incendiary set and fun banter with the crowd.  Royal Republic have been toiling in their homeland for seven years, and made a great impression on this, their first show in the United States.

Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes

Damn.  These London punk rockers killed it.  Carter is a madman on stage and brings classic punk rock back with mad fervor.  He was all over the stage and in the crowd, including doing a hand stand atop the eager fans.  Loved the retro punk feel with a modern twist and can’t wait to see these guys in a cozy venue.

Frank Carter at Welcome To Rockville (photo:Jackie Creedon)
Frank Carter at Welcome To Rockville (photo:Jackie Creedon)

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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Photos
Royal Republic Photos

More Welcome To Rockville coverage to come!

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