Logue's Patio Fund Benefit Saturday Night Feat. Royal Court of China, Ascent of Everest, Fancytramp and Kidd Ramius



Among many fine entertainment options this weekend is one show near and dear to my heart: a reunited Royal Court of China plays FooBar tomorrow night, with help from Jason and the Scorchers' Warner E. Hodges on guitar. Randy Fox penned a pick on the show:

One advantage to being a former member of a beloved band is that you have talented friends to call on and a surefire way of pleasing a crowd. That’s exactly the case with Robert Logue, former bass player for ’80s Nashville rock icons The Royal Court of China. Today, Logue is one of the partners in East Nashville’s bazaar/bizarre bar and grindhouse cinema Logue’s Black Raven Emporium. He’s currently looking to expand the downstairs lounge into a covered patio and beer garden. After putting out a few phone calls, he’s assembled a great reunion/benefit show with a special guest appearance from local guitar god Warner Hodges. Ascent of Everest, Fancytramp and Kidd Ramius are also on the bill, pitching in for the cause. —RANDY FOX

The seldom-seen and badass headliner comes with an interesting mix of contemporary locals: chilling cinematic grandeur from Ascent of Everest (seriously, a swell band to hear in hot weather), grungy pop from Fancytramp, and Kidd Raimus, a side project of BF/GF Sex's Cannon Kinnard that takes my favorite things about Nine Inch Nails and makes them a little looser and groovier. Tomorrow night's festivities start at 9 p.m., will set you back seven of your American dollars, and afterward, Spice-J will be on the decks to help you with all of your New Orleans bounce-related needs.

I thought that Royal Court of China's "It's All Changed" from their self-titled A&M debut was a contender for Best Local Rock Song Ever. I still dig it, but I also recently found that Soundcloud user Allen in Tennessee, whom I assume is one-time Practical Stylists manager Allen Sullivant, uploaded RCoC's debut EP, Off the Beat'n Path, which you can stream after the jump. [Collector's note: If you're interested in owning a copy for yourself, perhaps for an autograph, I recently spotted a sealed one at Phonoluxe.]

This record perked up ears at A&M, and led to a deal that lasted through 2 LPs: a eponymous effort in 1987, and Geared and Primed in 1989. The other records may have spawned some cool music videos (including a Sam Raimi joint), but they don't quite match the ferocity of the unadulterated band on their vinyl debut.

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