Friday, March 27 | 10PM | J&J’s Ol’ Dirty Basement

Ryan Thomas Becker is the most entertaining and mysterious front man I know, his vocal lines fitting like a glove over Grady’s steady hands. I felt like I was watching a heated tennis match, my eyes darting back and forth between the two incessantly. Hearing them play satiates a primal hunger that I didn’t even know existed inside of me. Their music throws open the doors to the beautiful splendor that is RTB2’s dark, fascinating universe. I find myself wanting to travel there again and again, because not only do I find new passageways and new connections within their world but also within mine. It’s like a maiden voyage to the center of yourself, with RTB2 acting as humble spirit guides. I find it incredibly apropos that their name is the simple, self-titled RTB2, because I can’t conceive of another word or phrase that would do these two brilliant souls justice as a moniker.
-Laurel Johnston, My Denton Music.

Birthed in 2005, RTB2 has released two EPs, two full-length LPs, a live album, an exclusive 8-track tape, and they have toured Texas, the Midwest, and the Southeast. Their current release, 2, was produced by Stuart Sikes (Cat Power, Loretta Lynn, The White Stripes) and is available on vinyl/CD/digital download.

Denton, Texas

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