by Bill Pearis
R. Ring is Kelley Deal of the Breeders and Mike Montgomery of Ampline and will play The Rock Shop on May 12, opening for Gem Club (their only upcoming date) and Mercury Lounge on May 13 with Beast Make Bomb. Both shows are part of a quick East Coast jaunt, and all tour dates are at the bottom of this post.
Those expecting Breeders-style raucousness should know R. Ring are much more low key and folky, but some of that Deal rasp and snarl is still there. The duo's debut single came out via Misra on Record Store Day which you can listen to here. Look for a more formal release from R. Ring later this year. You can also watch a couple R. Ring videos below as well, along with all tour dates.
R. Ring - 2012 Tour Dates
05/09/12 Columbus, OH The Tree Bar
05/10/12 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
05/11/12 Pittsburgh, PA Shadow Lounge
05/12/12 Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop
05/13/12 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
05/14/12 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
05/15/12 Washington DC DC9
05/16/12 Durham, NC Motorco (Garage Bar)
05/17/12 Asheville, NC The LAB
05/18/12 - 05/19/12 Nelsonville, OH Nelsonville Music Festival