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Des Rocs Has a Night out in New York City in ‘Ruby With the Sharpest Lies’ Video

The New York native is set to perform at 101.1 WKQX's The Nights We Stole Christmas in Chicago
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Ashley Osborn

Des Rocs just released a video for “Ruby With the Sharpest Lies.”

Off his recently released debut album A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place, “Ruby with the Sharpest Lies” smashes atop a burping wah-wah and behind Rocs’ theatrical howl. The video shows Rocs dancing throughout New York’s underground—riding on the subway, out the window of a taxi, and in a nightclub. His lyrics mirror a typical night out in the city: dreading the ride there but taking a brown bag to start the night off: “Good luck on healing your bridge and tunnel blues / Until then, here’s a drink to our impending doom.”



“This piece is an homage to the underworld of New York City,” Des Rocs said in a statement. “A city symphony grown in the darkness of a lifetime spent chasing a dream.”

Currently wrapping up his first headline tour, Des Rocs Alive, the artist performed across the U.S. with support from the Velveteers. Rocs’ final dates include sold-out shows in Washington D.C. and Boston, a stop in Philadelphia, and the tour’s closing on November 4 at Bowery Ballroom in New York.


Des Rocs Tour Dates


October 27 – Washington, D.C @ The Songbyrd* (SOLD OUT)
November 2 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East (upstairs)* (SOLD OUT)
November 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s*
November 4 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
December 10 – Chicago, IL @ 101.1 WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas

* – with special guests The Velveteers