Radical Radical at The Red Dwarf Las Vegas on April 22nd, 2022
LAS VEGAS, NV - On Friday, April 22nd, the SoCal pop punk band Radical Radical headlined a rock show at Red Dwarf tiki bar in Las Vegas with support from L.A. based indie rockers Raised On TV and local Las Vegas grunge act The Crimsons.
The show was the first promotion put together by Powered By Rock, and took place to celebrate the first annual Powered By Rock A27 Day Charity Golf Classic which took place earlier in the day.
The show kicked off with The Crimsons taking the stage and playing their signature early-Nirvana-era blend of grunge music. They played original songs for the duration of their set and got the crowd rocking with some of the new songs that appear on their brand new debut EP Underground.
The band has just recently formed in the end of 2021, and they have been playing shows all over Las Vegas ever since. If you like songs from Nirvana’s Bleach album, you will definitely like The Crimsons.
Next up was Raised On TV, a band consisting of brothers Keaton Rogers (lead guitar, vocals) and Kacey Greenwood (drums).
Raised On TV has been a favorite of Powered By Rock since first getting to know them back in early 2021. They have an indie rock style similar to a mix of The Shins and Jimmy Eat World. The band played songs off all three of their albums - 2017’s Season 1, 2020’s Season 2, and 2021’s Fernando.
The band rocks pretty hard for a 2 piece, and even though most of their songs are a bit mellow, they tend to put a lot of their uptempo songs into their live sets which make for a great show.
Radical Radical took the stage to headline the show, and they did not disappoint.
Radical Radical is the brainchild of former co-lead singer and bassist from Orange County pop-punk legends Home Grown, Adam Lohrbach.
Lohrbach started writing and putting music together on his own during the course of the pre-pandemic and early-pandemic period to overcome struggles with depression and anxiety. This led him to create an entire album (2021’s I Feel Like I Want To) and brand new project that would become Radical Radical.
Lohrbach then recruited the rest of the band to play live shows with Taylor Schwab on guitar (and switching to bass as needed), Anthony Barro on lead guitar, and Russell Dixon on drums.
The band is damn near flawless in their execution of the songs, and they busted out a ton of their original songs mixed with some classic Home Grown songs such as “Surfer Girl”, “Suffer” and “Never Fall In Love.”
This was a really intimate show as Red Dwarf can only hold about 100 people or so, and though it wasn’t a packed house, every person that watched the show got to witness an incredible live performance by all three bands.