So I’m sitting there looking at the screen, with yet another album on the list and I’m just trying to look things over, see how it fits. I take a moment to distract myself, to read an email, which is where I learn about Angelica Rockne who will be playing the Sunset 1/9 (yes, sending out emails about upcoming shows is highly effective). I was intrigued. Her debut album Queen of San Antonio came out this past October and is this honky tonk, California country, rock and roll gem with a little art rock-punk thrown in to make the whole album a thing of true beauty. Rockne has a country star charm to her voice but at the same time it has the afflicted punk qualities of Patti Smith.
My list was complete, an album I’d only just heard for the first time five minutes ago from an artist I was only just now learning about totally blew me away and I was fortunate not to have finished my list because it would have been flawed without Queen of San Antonio.
Angelica Rockne is on tour right now in support of this truly spectacular album and Secretly-Important top ten albums of the year inclusion. She’ll be rolling into town on January 9th at the Sunset along with Wildcat Rose and Sanoj Sniksah (of Low Hums). This is going to be a great show, and why not make your first (maybe your first) show of 2018 a really good one. I don’t know about you but give this album a listen and I think you’ll find pretty quickly that you’re going to want to hear these songs live, especially at the Sunset. Pick up your tickets now, bring your friends, this is going to be really good.