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1.13 The Rad Trads at 11:59pm ET


When The Rad Trads formed in the Spring of 2012, they were meeting each other in New York City's East Village for the first time… transplants from Chicago, Portland, and Washington D.C. looking to play with the best musicians they could find. Their horns, guitars, drums and love for the classics like The Band and Allen Toussaint brought them together. And of course, beer. 

They started playing in every bar and beer hall that would have them, and started to dominate New York City and Brooklyn with their punk-rock energy and showmanship, prompting them to take the show on the road. 

5 years later, the Rad Trads have played on 4 Continents, headlining tours and opening for acts such as Lake Street Dive, Tom Jones, Charles Bradley, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, The Lone Bellow, Margaret Glaspy and Con Brio. They have toured Europe seven times, and played in 15 countries and 32 U.S. States. 

Following the release of their first full length album (Must We Call Them Rad Trads - Dala Records) in May 2016, the band is slated to release their second LP of original in the Spring of 2018.

Members of The Rad Trads have performed or recorded with St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Deer Tick, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Sarah Jarosz, Christopher Paul Stelling, David Duchovny, Lenny Pickett, Red Baraat, Huntertones, and The Brother Brothers as well as leading their own bands.

Earlier Event: January 13
1.13 Huntertones at 11:00pm ET
Later Event: January 16
1.16 Big Words at 10:30pm ET