Hayden Scott, whom we met recently when he was drumming for Gram Rabbit at Last Concert Café in August, emailed Lonesome Onry and Mean to say that he's playing drums with The Black Ryder, the Sydney, Australia rockers who are opening The Cult's current tour. According to an overnight post from Scott earlier this week, The Cult "crushed Dallas last night."
But comments about The Black Ryder show in Dallas were even more visceral.
Brian Goodman wrote, "I'm an old fucker but gotta say that I was completely floored by your set tonight in Dallas and so was my oldest daughter. Purchased your album on vinyl and am completely converted. Brilliant!!"
Tim Powles, veteran drummer for The Church, did the studio work on the latest Black Ryder album. Scott, who has a studio in L.A. and spends most of his time producing, says he couldn't resist the offer to play with the group on the road.
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"They're just a very exciting, energetic rock band with some great ideas," said Scott from the road on the way to Dallas. "And opening for The Cult is a perfect pairing for us."
At its core, The Black Ryder is the duo of Aimee Nash and Scott van Ryper. They augment their recordings and live shows with various musical notables like members of Brian Jonestown Massacre or Black Rebel Motorcyle Club.
The Black Ryder made their recorded debut with 2009's Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride. Google their Myspace or Facebook pages to check them out.
9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, 888-402-5837 or www.hob.com/houston.