Red City Radio

Red City Radio

Worst Days Down, Help Desk, OC45, The DUIs

Sat. May 12, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

$3 under 21 surcharge collected at the door.

Red City Radio - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Red City Radio
If, as the saying goes, life is less what happens to you and more how you deal with it, Red City Radio have succeeded in spades, insatiable in their heart and singular focus.

Since forming in 2009 in Oklahoma City, Red City Radio have proven their punk-rock proficiency, turning in beloved albums (2011’s The Dangers of Standing Still and 2013’s Titles) and winning over fans around with the world with a sweat-soaked, raved-about live show honed by years of touring along acts like Strung Out, New Found Glory, and Anti-Flag.

But the band— Garrett Dale, guitarist Ryan Donovan, drummer Dallas Tidwell and bassist Jonathan “Jojo” Knight—are evolving, both professionally and personally: Red City Radio marks the group’s first album for Staple Records (after years spent with Paper + Plastick)

The new contrast between Dale’s gruff tenor (now the sole lead voice) and an increasingly rock-based musicality gives Red City Radio an innately fascinating dynamic. As such, songs like the power pop-leaning “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Rad” and slow-burning, country-tinged “… I’ll Catch A Ride” showcase the band’s newfound versatility and expand the definition of just what a Red City Radio song can—and should—sound like.

It’s this nuance and nimbleness that makes Red City Radio such a stirring listen. Named one of the most anticipated albums of 2015 by Fuse and VICE – hailed by outlets like PunkNews, also receiving 4 out of 5 stars from Rolling Stone, the album isn’t wholesale change, but rather the sound of a band expanding its influence and stepping outside itself to keep pushing forward. A sound once reminiscent of punk stalwarts like Hot Water Music has now swelled to include hooky rock á la Foo Fighters and Jimmy Eat World, and even Dale’s love of country.
Worst Days Down - (Set time: 10:10 PM)
Help Desk - (Set time: 9:20 PM)
Help Desk
Help Desk promotes the proliferation of computer problems through expert execution of punk rock. Speedy drums combined with searing guitar riffs and melodic vocals will corrupt your motherboard and melt your video card. Give Help Desk a call so they can troubleshoot you right in the face!
OC45 - (Set time: 8:40 PM)
The DUIs - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The DUIs
The DUI's are 3 drunk punks from Beer City, Milwaukee, Wi that were brought together by Punk, Beer, Whisky, and a long list of Arrest Records. Formed in 2011 The DUI's have only a few things in mind, Party, Get Drunk, and Play Punk! They sing songs about drinking with friends and keeping punk rock alive. Full of choruses ment to be sung along too with a pint of beer and filled with epic bass lines. The DUI's are the first ones at the bar, after drinking plenty before they even arrive to the venue, as they stumble on stage you think how are they going to pull this off but this trio takes pride in how they drink and know what they are doing when they hit the stage! They want to get rowdy and have a good time and want to make sure everyone is doing the same, and after the show get ready for the after party because The DUI's don't stop till the beer is gone! So get ready to sing along and rest your livers for plenty of shots and pints The DUI's are not to be missed!
Venue Information:
The Frequency
121 W. Main Street
Madison, WI, 53703