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Royal Trux @ Webster Hall, 12/19/2015
"It just seemed pretty natural," Herrema said. "I guess when you know somebody that well, even though we hadn't spoken in so long -- you know, I spent 20 years of my life with him- I knew it would be good, it wasn't gonna be fucked up."
And the good came with the bad, of course. "It was exactly the same, all the way down to the arguing, which is part of the process -- like, talking about tempos," she recalled. "He wanted faster, and I wanted slower. We just got in a big fight, and then it got resolved, and then we moved on. I mean, that was par for the course as well."
But for all parties involved, it seemed like that was gonna be it. "We were like, 'Oh that's cool.' But we weren't like, 'Oh we gotta go book more shows,' or anything," Jennifer remembered. Lucky for us, Webster Hall approached Herrema and Hagerty to see if they'd give it another go. "We just had a really good time at the August show so it was really easy to say yes," Herrema explained. - [Bedford + Bowery]
Following their appearance at Berserktown II back in August, scuzz rock titans Royal Trux played NYC's Webster hall on December 19. It was their second show in 15 years and seemed to pick right up where they left off. They're not done yet, either: look for them at Austin's Levitation fest in May. Pictures from Royal Trux's Webster Hall show, including one of the setlist, are in this post.
Opening the were likeminded arty outliers IUD (aka Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance and Sadie Laska of Growing), Blues Control and Baltimore multihyphenate Lexie Mountain. Pics from their sets, plus more of Royal Trux, below...