by Peter Aaron
Ruth Ruth appeared on soundtracks and MTV and released records on American Recordings subsidiary Ventrue, RCA, and Epitaph before lax promotion, red tape, poor handling, and the inability to accrue sustainable radio play and record sales led to their demise at the dawn of the 2000s. This is actually the second Ruth Ruth reunion: The band reformed in 2004 to record the indie release Right About Now and a live album. “The idea behind getting back together to play is completely based on friendship and fun, which is a bit unusual for me,” says Kennedy. “Usually, there’s some big agenda or something.”
This is the group’s best-known song, “Uninvited,” from their 1995 debut, Laughing Gallery:
Ruth Ruth will open for Eve 6 at the Grammercy Theater in New York on June 14 at 7pm. Tickets are $37-$178. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Ruth-Ruth-139318842758264/.