Staff Pick: Royal Bangs at Ace of Cups

From the November 22, 2012 edition

There’s a good chance you’re going to feel frazzled by the end of Black Friday, either from the actual shopping experience or from the ads that continue to relentlessly pummel the citizens of this country from all sides. (Please go away, Target lady!)

Royal Bangs will be at Ace of Cups that night to be the soundtrack to your insanity. The Knoxville rockers trade in hook-laden, herky-jerk tracks that capture both the gleaming ideal of American commerce and the brain-buzzing chaos that is its reality.

Strangers in Daylight is pretty good at that too, and they’ll open the show.