Radical Something Opening For Matisyahu on Fri. Sept. 26 at Bogart’s

Radical Something
Radical Something

Radical Something opening for Matisyahu
Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH
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California’s Radical Something – Alex “Loggy” Lagemann, Josh “Cocktail” Hallbauer, and Michael “Big Red” Costanzo  – have debuted a new video for their summer single, “Cali Get Down” (view “Cali Get Down” at: http://youtu.be/MMfXH5scSEc).   Additionally, the band’s infectious track is available for purchase now at iTunes,Amazon and Google PlayHaving just concluded their “Summer of Rad Tour, Radical Something will next bring their one-of-a-kind stage show across the U.S. as part of Matisyahu’s 50 date “Built to Survive” fall tour. “Built to Survive” will take the acts coast-to-coast beginning September 16th (see dates below). For more tour information, including ticket purchase links, visit www.weareradical.com/tour.

From The Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’,” to The Beach Boys’ “California Girls” to Katy Perry’s (alternately spelled) “California Gurls,” to Joni Mitchell to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, musicians have been penning songs about their love for the Golden State for decades. “Cali Get Down” is Radical Something’s turn – a modern ode to the band’s beloved SoCal lifestyle. With a taste for the flavor of classic hip-hop, or a subtle nod to 2Pac’s “California Love” and The Notorious B.I.G.’s, “Going Back to Cali,” Radical Something created perfect summer brew with equal parts rock, pop, hip-hop and electronic music.

Lagemann says, “The song jumps around and touches on a few different topics, but overall the message is about everybody having fun and enjoying themselves, no matter who they are or the atmosphere they’re in. We see so many beautiful girls around the world rocking out at our shows, and they’re never afraid to get as crazy as they can. They remind us of girls that we grew up with and are close to in California, so the song just kind of came naturally from those experiences.”

The new video takes the California vibe and draws upon the band’s unparalleled swagger to create a comical video that features the band performing on top of a Los Angeles rooftop at sunset.  The video takes a turn when unsuspecting office workers and nursing home residents cut loose and “get down,” (some even “getting down” their undergarments) to turn their mundane day into an all-out dance party.

Lagemann explains, “The video plays off the song because it shows the role that music plays in squashing your inhibitions. The people we played the record for told us that they literally couldn’t help from moving around and dancing (no matter what social situation they were in), so we decided to show the transformative effects that ‘Cali Get Down’ possesses by focusing on some really outrageous scenes within the music video.”

Radical Something will be performing songs from their three self-released CDs that have spread rapidly throughout the US, including fan-favorite, “Be Easy” from their We Are Nothing EP, which currently has over 1.2 million views on YouTube.  The band’s debut EP No Sweat reached #6 on the iTunes overall album chart in February 2012. That summer, they released 12 consecutive singles as a part of their Summer of Rad song collection, which generated over 500,000 downloads and millions of streams. In September 2013, their follow-up album, Ride It Out, debuted at #3 on the iTunes Alternative chart and #9 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart, led by the anthemic single, “We Were Just Kids.” Since March 2012, the group has headlined three national tours, selling out shows on the East and West Coasts. They have also supported shows for Capital Cities, Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, Gramatik, Krewella, Sammy Adams, 311, and Timeflies.

Radical Something Tour Dates 
AUG. 9                  Chicago, IL                           Northalsted Market Days*
SEPT.  16              Richmond, VA                     The National
SEPT.  17              Asheville, NC                       The Orange Peel
SEPT.  18              Charlotte, NC                      Charlotte Fillmore
SEPT.  20              Norfolk, VA                         The NorVa
SEPT.  21              Cleveland, OH                     House of Blues
SEPT.  22              Buffalo, NY                          Town Ballroom
SEPT.  23              Toronto, CANADA              Phoenix Concert Theatre
SEPT.  26              Cincinnati, OH                    Bogarts
SEPT.  27              Pittsburgh, PA                    STAGE AE
SEPT.  28              Detroit, MI                          Saint Andrews Hall
SEPT.  29              Louisville, KY                       Headliners Music Hall
SEPT.  30              Kansas City, MO                 The Crossroads
OCT.  1                  St. Louis, MO                      The Pageant
OCT.  2                  Minneapolis, MN               First Avenue
OCT.  4                  Chicago, IL                           Concord Music Hall
OCT.  5                  Des Moines, IA                   Wooly’s
OCT.  6                  Colorado Springs, CO         The Black Sheep
OCT.  7                  Aspen, CO                           Belly Up, Aspen
OCT.  8                  Boulder, CO                         Boulder Theater
OCT.  9                  Telluride, CO                       Club Red
OCT.  11                Salt Lake City, UT               The Depot
OCT.  12                Boise, ID                              Knitting Factory
OCT.  13                Missoula, MT                      The Wilma Theater
OCT.  14                Spokane, WA                      Knitting Factory Spokane
OCT.  15                Portland, OR                       Crystal Ballroom
OCT.  16                Seattle, WA                         The Showbox
OCT.  17                Bend, OR                             Midtown Ballroom
OCT. 18                 The Warfield Theater         San Francisco
OCT. 19                 The Catalyst                        Santa Cruz
OCT.  21                Ventura, CA                        The Majestic Ventura Theater
OCT.  23                Los Angeles, CA                  Club Nokia
OCT. 25                 Brooklyn Bowl                    Las Vegas
OCT.  26                Solana Beach, CA                Belly Up Tavern
OCT.  27                Tempe, AZ                           The Marquee Theatre
OCT.  28                Tucson, AZ                          Rialto Theatre
OCT.  29                Albuquerque, NM              Sunshine Theater
OCT.  30                El Paso, TX                           Tricky Falls
OCT.  31                San Antonio, TX                  The Tobin Center For Performing Arts
NOV.  1                 Dallas, TX                             House of Blues
NOV.  2                 Austin, TX                            Stubbs
NOV.  3                 Houston, TX                        House of Blues
NOV.  4                 New Orleans, LA                 House of Blues New Orleans
NOV.  5                 Atlanta, GA                         Terminal West at King Plow
NOV.  6                 Charleston, SC                    The Music Farm
NOV.  7                 Saint Petersburg, FL           Jannus Live
NOV.  8                 Boca Raton, FL                    Mizner Park Amphitheater
NOV.  10               Gainesville, FL                     Curtis M Phillips Center
NOV.  11               Lake Buena Vista, FL          House of Blues
NOV.  12               Jacksonville, FL                   Florida Theatre
NOV.  13               Pensacola, FL                      Vinyl Music Hall

* Festival show
All other dates are the “Built to Survive” tour.