Radioactivity

Radioactivity

Spiritual Cramp, Big Nothing

Tue, October 16, 2018

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

Boot and Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

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Radioactivity
Radioactivity
Dealing in fast, streamlined punk rock with ringing guitars, simple but effective melodic hooks, and a double dose of energy, Radioactivity were formed in 2013 by Jeff Burke and Mark Ryan, who had previously worked together in the well-respected garage punk band the Marked Men. Radioactivity began as a spinoff of the Novice, a band Burke worked with from 2010 to 2012 while he was living in Japan. When Burke returned to the United States and settled in Denton, Texas, he didn't want to let the songs he wrote for the Novice go to waste, so he reworked them and assembled a new band as a platform for the material. With Burke on guitar and vocals, Ryan on bass and vocals, and Gregory Rutherford on drums, Burke named the new band Radioactivity, and they cut a self-titled debut for Dirtnap Records that was released in October 2013. The group supported the album with live work, though they emphasized that they wanted to be known as a good band rather than a good local band, and aimed for quality over quantity when booking shows. Burke and Ryan also opened their own recording studio, Cool Devices, which allowed Radioactivity to have a convenient spot to work on new material, as well as making it easier for their other projects to record; Ryan is also leader of the Mind Spiders, while Burke also records solo material. Guitarist Daniel Fried (also a member of Bad Sports and Video) joined the band prior to the recording of Radioactivity's second album, Silent Kill, which was released by Dirtnap on June 30, 2015. - Mark Deming
Spiritual Cramp
Spiritual Cramp
“Hot on the heels of their breakout, debut EP 'Mass Hysteria', the band quickly grew to be Cali's next underground must-see -- earning them support spots with American Nightmare, Turnstile, Fiddlehead, The Story So Far, King Woman, Pissed Jeans and more. 'Police State' picks up where 'Mass Hysteria' left off. 

Citing sources from early Dub influenced Clash, Blitz and The Modern Lovers - Spiritual Cramp exist in a strange vacuum somewhere between David Byrne's oversized suit and a bar fight between a bunch of drunk goons on Polk Street in SF. 

Hate for the police, the government, the status quo and himself are reoccurring themes in Bingham's lyrics. The sounds borrow from the past, echoes of late 70's / early 80's working class rock and punk, which function on the upbeat, showcasing very bright guitars yet generating darker vocal rhythms and darker patterning.”
Big Nothing
Big Nothing
Born from a spit pact at Queen of Sheba in West Philadelphia, Big Nothing is four idiots completely out of touch with reality. They are hell bent on having a good time and bending the G string up to the note that the B string is playing. They worship Tom Petty and do a terrible job at representing that. Sometimes they want to tour a lot... other times they skip band practice to go to the mall... but no matter what, they will distract you from your meaningless life for twenty minutes - so give em a chance.
Venue Information:
Boot and Saddle
1131 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19112
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com/contact/