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The Pretty Reckless show off their matured, bluesy new tracks at Richmond, VA show

The Pretty Reckless and Them Evils joined forces at The National in Richmond, VA for a night of heavy, hard rock.

The openers, from Orange County, CA, played to a small but responsive crowd. Fans ranged in age from teenagers to older metal-heads wearing vintage band shirts. Multiple Black Sabbath tee’s were present in the 1,500 person room.

The headliners opened their set with “Follow Me Down,” from their 2014 album “Going To Hell.” “Oh My God” and “Take Me Down” were two of the night’s highlights, both cuts from the band’s third full-length album “Who Are You Selling For,” which was released in 2016.

Led by Taylor Momsen, the band closed out the set with “Fucked Up World.” Momsen was graceful and confident on stage, prowling from side to side and swinging her long microphone cord around. The show mostly featured dramatic red and white strobe lights, highlighting the surplus of black clothing on stage and off.

“Who Are You Selling For” features a more mature, sometimes even bluesy sound. Special guests on the album including guitarists Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule) and Tommy Byrnes (Billy Joel) and keyboardist Andy Burton (John Mayer, Ian Hunter) help bring out these sounds, too.

In an interview with Loudwire, Momsen commented on the maturing sound and the meaning of the album’s provocative title. “As to what the album title signifies,” Momsen says, “For me, it’s a question that challenges what I’m doing with my life. It questions the meaning of my actions whatever they are. It also defines the record in a grander way by asking the listener to look into the meaning of each song past the obvious.”

The Pretty Reckless continue touring over the next few months with U.S. and international shows. In May, they will play several shows with Soundgarden. Dates are available here.