Rocking Under the Radar: J Roddy Walston and The Business

Band: J Roddy Walston and The Business

Where Are They From? Baltimore, Maryland

When Did They Start? 2007

Who Are They? J Roddy Walston and The Business is a straight-ahead rock band from Baltimore with one LP (Hail Mega Boys) under their belt. They recently signed with Vagrant Records, and have toured with fellow Vagrant acts Murder By Death and The Hold Steady.

Why Should You Care? Because despite their comically long name, J Roddy Walston and The Business is a wonderfully raw rock band. Their songs are alternatively guitar or piano driven, and the band plays them like their lives depend on it, creating an energy is infectious.

What Do They Have to Say?

  • “C’mon let’s make a scene/Make it loud and keep it mean/These everydays are breaking you/You say there’s nothing you can do” – Lyric from “Rock and Roll The Second”
  • “And it only feels like marriage/When we’re havin’ sex/So I hit it like I want/’Cause she just does it for the checks” – Lyric from “Go Malachi”
  • How Do They Sound?

  • “Rock and Roll The Second”
  • “I Don’t Wanna Hear It”
  • For more information on the band check out their official website and get their album Hail Mega Boys now on J Roddy Walston and the Business!

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