Download Then See: Radioactivity And Bad Sports At The Empty Bottle Tonight
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 20, 2014 10:00PM
Radioactivity (top). Bad Sports (bottom) photo by Bekah Cope via their Facebook page.
Radioactivity is the new-ish project from Jeff Burn and Mark Ryan of Marked Men. They're joined by Gregory Rutherford and Daniel Fried to create the sound of teenage abandon that courses through their self-titled debut. It sounds like it was recorded in a sweaty closet by a bunch of dudes equally into amphetamines, The Flamin' Groovies and Tiger Beat. Have a listen.
Bad Sports are the guys across the parking lot with greased hair and wallet chains. Their music is rooted in something closer to R&B than the garage, but it's still got enough punk spunk in there to keep it from getting too pretty. Don't let their rough demeanor and sound fool you though, these are guys whose hearts course with the tears of romanticism. Their latest album, Bras, is filled with the angstier side of the teen and young adult years, but it's still a a party to listen to.
Radioactivity and Bad Sports play with Earth Girls tonight, June 20, at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 9 p.m., $10, 21+