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The Rad Trads: Getting You Through Your Midweek Blues at MOTR

Freight and Salvage Coffee House

Looking for a show to go to Wednesday night that you can really dance to? Then look no further than MOTR on Wednesday, September 26th where two lively rock bands are playing, The Kno Nothings and The Rad Trads.

Opening up the show is local three-piece band The Kno Nothings. The band consists of Alex Turner on guitar and vocals, Adam Gorman on bass and Josh Begley on drums. With only two full-length albums out, the band is young but definitely has one of the more unique sounds I have heard in a while. The band combines elements of garage, psych, and blues to create a truly unique blend of music that is both trippy at times but also loud and in your face. Think of a sound that is a combination of bands like The White Stripes and Motel Faces, with bands like NE-HI, The Nude Party, Levitation Room, and Heaven’s Gateway Drugs mixed in. When seeing them live expect to see a show that has a lot of energy since the band is so upbeat and in your face.

Headlining the show is the band The Rad Trads. Coming all the way from New York City, the band consists of Patrick Sargent (saxophone/vocals), Michael Fatum (trumpet/vocals), Alden Harris-McCoy (guitar/vocals), Mike Harlen (bass/vocals), and John Fatum (drums/vocals). As dedicated instrumentalists, the band formed in New York when they decided to form a band while attending a music conservatory. Their good-time sound wouldn't form from the practice room, but rather the bands love for a good party. Soon, The Rad Trads were bringing their good-time party sound all across the world. The band has currently toured 4 continents, 15 countries, and 41 states. To add to that, they have also opened up for some pretty big acts including Tom Jones, Charles Bradley, Buddy Guy, and The Lone Bellow.

When seeing them live you can expect to see a show that is lively and will feel like you are being transported to a big band jazz club in New Orleans where everyone is letting loose and dancing. This feeling comes from the band's unique blend of genres that combines, jazz, blues, swing, Americana, and garage. Their sound is a lot like old rock singers from the 50's, like Fats Domino and Ray Charles, and soul rock bands like Stoop Kids and Magnolia Suns. These guys are definitely a band you don’t want to miss, and they will get you dancing no matter how bad of a day you’ve had.

If you are looking for a something to do on Wednesday to get you through the mid-week blues, MOTR is definitely the place to be. With two very unique and upbeat bands playing that will get you up and dancing and get the party started, you’ll forget that you have to get up for work tomorrow, at least for a couple of hours.

When: September 26, 2018 at 9:30PM

Where: MOTR

How Much: Free!



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