The Local 913: The Regal Sweet
The Regal Sweet is a “proper” rock-n-roll band. Fronted by singer Gary Musisko, The Regal Sweet don’t want to impress you with how much they know about music. They just want you to have a good time. "It’s less head music and more body music," says Musisko, "I think that’s the direction of a “proper” rock-n-roll song."
The Regal Sweet sound like they could have existed and thrived in 1975 with their unique brand of dirty, punch you in the face and make you dance rock-n-roll. When working on material for the group, Musisko likes to ask himself a couple questions. "Can a sane person dance to this song?" he asks. "Can a normal person dance to this song? You’re ruling out odd time signatures usually. All the stuff that you end up doing that’s either self-indulgent or what happens when someone gets too good. When someone comes in and says, ‘Dude, I have this part in 13/8. This section is gonna be wicked, dude.’ And then there’s someone standing there at your show saying, ‘I don’t even know if this is music.’ That’s probably not “proper” rock-n-roll."
That old-school rock-n-roll swagger seems to come naturally to the guys in The Regal Sweet and we all know that the coolest people are the ones that make it seem effortless. "I do think that authenticity is probably what is cool," offers Musisko, "Not that I know what cool is. Maybe that would be the touchstone of cool. I think if people can feel that and then also if they can see that the people love what they’re doing, you know, if they really feel it. I know people like that. I know I like that."
You’ll like it. For sure.