Black Bouquet returns to Ruby Deluxe alongside friends from New York, Television Overdose, and local legends THE VELDT! Doors open at 7!
Black Bouquet is a six-piece post-punk outfit hailing from Raleigh, NC. Since their formation in 2017 the band has played extensively across North Carolina and solidified themselves as Triangle heavy hitters. In 2020 Black Bouquet released their EP, “Haunt Me Once More,” featuring top single, “Just Kids.” Their first show after quarantine sold out Ruby Deluxe and officially debuted their EP to a live audience. Since then the band has returned to writing for their forthcoming full-length album (with first single “Footsteps” already released) and playing seasonally on their favorite local stages. In February the band opened for Mannequin Pussy, marking a highlight for the group.
A soul-powered shoegaze band that was dream pop at its core yet just as able to dish out driving riffs and battering drums, the Veldt were misunderstood from the beginning. Led by identical twins who were proud to cite the likes of Echo and the Bunnymen and Public Enemy among their inspirations, the Veldt would have stood out in any U.S. scene. In no way did they resemble any of the geeky indie-rock acts, such as Superchunk and Archers of Loaf, who thrived in their Chapel Hill home base. Likewise, North Carolinian status was the only thing the band had in common with the earlier likes of the dB’s and Let’s Active. That the Veldt had one of their songs remixed by the Jesus and Mary Chain and Diamond D — pioneers in their respective fields of noise-pop and rugged hip-hop — explained much about their natural yet categorically evasive approach.
Drenched in beer, sweat and emotion TVOD’s unapologetically raw stage performances have become infamous around New York City since forming in 2019. Hailed as “loud and fun and good” by Oh My Rockness the band is hell bent on bathing in the blood of punk rock infamy.