If you're reading this, there's a very good chance you've given your heart to rock'n'roll. And if you're like me, you might be wondering when you went from standing directly in front of the stage and moshing to now, where you might stand off to the side and towards the back because the speakers are loud and then maybe you sway because your feet hurt. (Though of course many of you haven't stopped moshing! You're definitely too old for that!)
That's where Tucker Riggleman and the Cheap Dates are on their 4-song EP Time Machine. In the video for the kickoff track, "Invincible," Riggleman seems to be having no fun at all while a group of eclectic partiers have the time of their lives. In spite of Riggleman's long face, he and the band pour their all into the performance.
Riggleman's guitar has ranged far and wide across the rock spectrum -- including in the existential howl of his old band Bishops -- and though each of these songs hits home with a heavy punk beat, Time Machine's pervasive steel guitar seems to recall Riggleman's roots. Time Machine might not have much hope for the present, but it definitely cements Riggleman as a jack of all trades -- and I hope a future for the Cheap Dates.
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Tucker Riggleman is featured on episode 51 of the Adobe & Teardrops podcast. Subscribe today on your favorite podcast app, check back here every Friday, or get episodes early when you subscribe to our Patreon for one dollar a month!