El Paso rockers The Royalty continue to get good press, and TV show placement, for their Victory Records debut, "Lovers."
The band has had songs used on various TV shows, including MTV's "Jersey Shore" and "Catfish: The TV Show."
San Francisco's Bay Area Reporter is just the latest media outlet to single out their album for praise.
"First and foremost, the fact that the male-dominated emo-screamo label (now home to lesbian heavy-metal artist Otep) would ever release such a pop-oriented disc is a bit of a victory in itself," writer Gregg Shapiro opined in an article called "Debu-taunts" on the lesbian/gay/transgender site.
"When you consider that the lead singer of The Royalty is a woman, Nicole Boudreau, the victory is even sweeter. Of course, none of that would matter if the songs weren't any good. But they are good!"
He included them in a review that included 2012 efforts by Lana Del Ray, Emeli Sande and others.
The band has been back in town of late, headlining a Christmas sweater party and a benefit for the late Richard Molina's family over the holidays.
They're also set to play Tricky Falls at 9 p.m. Feb. 8.
San Diego's Grand Tarantula and El Paso's Black Coats open.
Tickets are $8 at the club, Bowie Feathers, All That Music & Video, Maria's Closet, Eloise and holdmyticket.com.
Tricky also has booked tour stops by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Cold War Kids.
RJA plays there at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Their new album, "Et Tu, Brute?," comes out March 13.
Broadway and The ActionBlast open.
Tickets are $12, at the same locations as the Royalty tickets.
Cold War Kids, who just released a new single, "Miracle Mile," from their next album, will headline a show there at 7:30 p.m. March 9.
Hanni El Khatib opens.
Tickets are $15, on sale Jan. 18 at the same locations.
In other concert news:
• An update on that Willie Nelson show at the Inn of the Mountain Gods.
It's at 8 p.m. March 3.
Tickets are $40 standing-room only, $65, $85, and $125 reserved, with special VIP packages selling for a mere $255, including perks.
They go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan 17 at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and 800.745.3000.
A presale runs from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 16.
The Inn also has confirmed that March 8 show by Staind singer Aaron Lewis.
The solo set, which should include countryish solo tunes, covers and Staind songs, will be at 8 p.m.
Those tickets are $25, $35, $55, $65 and $80, on sale now at the same locations that will have Willie tix.