The Royal Order of Chords and Keys (R.O.C.K.) is akin to the Foo Fighters' first record, which Dave Grohl recorded by himself and then had to recruit members to go on tour.
Aric Bieganek originally fronted Recess Rock, then decided to avoid confusion with Recess Monkey and became R.O.C.K. We were prepped to see them at Kindiefest last weekend. And so was Aric. Because the rest of his band got caught in Bike-A-Thon traffic and never made the show. Read Aric's blog for the whole story.
In any event, members of Recess Monkey ironically lent a hand, took a crash course in Aric's songs, and helped him groove an energetic set at Littlefield NYC.
Here's the video from "Car Seat Driver," shot with uStream on the iPhone. By this point in the show, I had gotten a handle on operating the phone properly to shoot a video.
Here is the video from the last song in the set, "Punk Rock, One Sock." By this point in his set, Aric had lost 3-4 guitar strings as well as his band. And yet he persevered. Rock on!