Raffa and Rainer used to host a weekly open mic called "Can You Rock a Little Softer?" that gave a dedicated platform to unplugged artists. Rainer's inspired picking combined with Raffa's whip-smart lyrics and intoxicating voice led the movement by example, and it's good news that even though "Can You Rock a Little Softer?" has been on haitus, R&R themselves have been busy bees, recording long-awaited new material. The fruits of that labor will be revealed this Friday night at the Wynwood Social Club at the CD Release Party for their brand-new album titled "No Mercy." Entrance is ten bucks, but you might as well pay fifteen and get a copy of "No Mercy" thrown in because once you've heard them play, you'll be hooked.
For all the locals who are already fans, this write-up was probably really boring and obvious. Sorry. See you at the show.
Fri., Dec. 18, 8 p.m., 2009