valkyrieVirginia’s heavy rockers Valykrie return with “Shadows,”, one of the year’s best guitar-driven, heavy rock records. Jam packed with harmonized leads and melodic, blues-based riffs, Valkyrie will be rocking faces off at Strange Matter on Saturday, May 30 with Inter Arma and Battlemaster.

mermaid_rebelBrooklyn based rock’n’roll duo Crushed Out will bring their joyous and high energy live show to Strange Matter on Sunday, May 31 along with The Trillions, Nic Perea, and Big Fifty. Crushed Out will be great for fans of minimalist garage blues, surf guitar tones, proto-punk, early rock’n’roll. The band’s influences come from their shared love of ‘atomic’ 50’s rock ‘n’ roll, Delta & Chicago Blues, and reverb drenched SoCal Surf guitar.