With Tesla on summer break, guitarist Dave Rude is out on tour with his solo band doing a handful of midwest dates to promote the his latest album, Carry Me Home. The fourth show on the eight-date tour finds the Dave Rude Band playing Slapsy Maxie’s with support from hometown hard rockers, American Dog. Cover charge is $4 and the show starts around 9:30.
On Carry Me Home, Rude brings a modern rock radio sound to the songs, falling somewhere in the same neighborhood as Shinedown and Buckcherry. It’s high energy, full throttle RAWK with some badass attitude. And while Tesla’s gotta be a gravy train right now, there is no doubt that Rude can do just fine on his own should it ever come to that.