RAYS band photo house

It's rare to find garage rock that sounds as authentic as Rays' self-titled debut. The no-care groove of this Oakland-based group delivers a jangly pop-forward collection of tracks that is at once abrasive anarchistic punk rock and easy listening (in the most rock and roll sense of the term).

The album comes by way of Trouble In Mind Records and includes veteran Bay Area players: Stanley Martinez, Eva Hannan, Troy Hewitt, and Alexa Pantalone, formed from notable local acts including, The World, Life Stinks, and Violent Change. Have a listen to their debut album below and see the band plug it in live around the Bay Area next month.

Violence Creeps, Mane, Rays, Rainbow
The Golden Bull
May 12, 2017
9pm, $8 (21+)

Rays, Froogy's Groovies, Karen, Leisure Tone
The Knockout
May 25, 2017
9pm, $7 (21+)

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