Rock Report: Radio Moscow @ New World Brewery (4/20)


When I initially wrote about Radio Moscow I said it could be an early contender for show of the year. Boy was I right. I don’t mean to toot my own horn but: WOOOWOOO! I hit the nail right on the head and I’m guessing that the 50 or so people who made it until the 1:15 am start would agree with me. I have no idea how many people at the show knew who Radio Moscow were, but I’m guessing that damned near every single one of them will be bringing a friend to the next show these kids play in Tampa.

You see bands described as primal all the time. Hell, I’ve used the term, but at the Radio Moscow show you could see it. People everywhere, goose-necking, feet-stomping, hands clapping, motherfuckers playing air guitar, one dude dancing, and this one fella was going all Joe Cocker and shit. It was awesome. All of this mind you, by a crowd that I’m gonna guess was largely unfamiliar with band. While trying to tell you people what the band was like, I kept coming back to the reaction of the crowd. They were infectious. The drummer seemed to be beating his kit into submission as much as playing it, and fucking singer/guitarist? Forget about it. They are a huge, loud guitar orgy just waiting for you to give them an ear. And Tampa did. In all the shows I’ve seen at New World I have never seen a band play an encore and Radio Moscow was not planning on playing one either but the crowd demanded it. I ain’t exaggerating either. The crowd seriously demanded it and the band couldn’t hide the smiles when they came out to play it. So, if you can imagine it, the bar is closed, the house lights are on, and none of the people present at the beginning of the show have left and furthermore, they are begging for more. And all of this from a band most had never heard of an hour before.

Radio Moscow made some fans in Tampa. I hope Tampa made some fans outta Radio Moscow.

If these kids come to your town don’t pass on it. Trust me, you’ll thank me the next day.

Radio Moscow – Mistreating Queen
Radio Moscow – Timebomb

Radio Moscow’s myspace site, Radio Moscow on Alive Records, Buy Radio Moscow’s debut cd
Sadly enough, I forgot to take the camera and therefore have no pictures for you.

Tampa/St. Pete….To Do….Friday night:


Last month I wrote about the band Radio Moscow and mentioned that they were coming to town soon. Well, Friday night is that soon. They will be playing at the New World Brewery. Cover is $7.00 and the whole she-bang starts around 9 o’clock. I predict a really good and fun show. You should try and make it. I wanted to get this back up early in the week so you would have plenty of time to make plans to be there. Below is a repost of my post about the band. Check it out and I’ll see y’all at New World.

I have to thank Dan Auerbach(The Black Keys ),and if you are a fan of that bluesy garage rock sound currently being popularized by The Black Keys, then you need to thank him as well. Frontman Parker Griggs gave Dan a copy of the Radio Moscow demo after a Black Keys show in Colorado, and Dan liked it so much that he called Parker up and offered to produce their debut cd in his Akron, Ohio base me…..ERRRR…studio. Dan also took it a step further, leaning on former Black Keys home, Alive Records, to sign the band.Over the years, there has been constant turnover in the band, and Radio Moscow is, for all extensive purposes, Parker Griggs. He is the guitarist/drummer/singer/songwriter on the debut cd. The current touring lineup is Parker on guitar and vocals, Keith Rich as drummer, and Zach Anderson on bass. Parker claims this is the most dedicated and tightest line-up to date.

The self-titled debut is 10 tracks of “garage punk filtered through the blues, with“. What does all that mean? I am not entirely sure but I like the way it reads. In my own words, I would have to say Radio Moscow’s debut cd is electric guitar fueled blues rock that can find a groove and ride it so hard it’ll scar your speakers. Think Wolfmother meets The Black Keys, and you’ll probably have the worst analogy in the history of music reviews, but I’m gonna use the fucker. For real though, this is a cd that forces you to stomp your feet and play air guitar from the second the opening bass solo of “Frustrating Sound”starts.

Radio Moscow will be bringing their monster sound and heavy grooves to The New World Brewery on April 20, thanks to the fine folks over at aespresents. Something tells me the guys will put on an early contender for show of the year. I’ll be there, beer buzz intact and you can bet your ass I’ll be wearing my foot stomping shoes.

Radio Moscow – Frustrating Sound
Radio Moscow – Deep Blue Sea
Radio Moscow – Whatever Happened

Radio Moscow’s myspace site, Radio Moscow on Alive Records, Buy Radio Moscow’s debut cd

Radio Moscow

I have to thank Dan Auerbach(The Black Keys ),and if you are a fan of that bluesy garage rock sound currently being popularized by The Black Keys, then you need to thank him as well. Frontman Parker Griggs gave Dan a copy of the Radio Moscow demo after a Black Keys show in Colorado, and Dan liked it so much that he called Parker up and offered to produce their debut cd in his Akron, Ohio base me…..ERRRR…studio. Dan also took it a step further, leaning on former Black Keys home, Alive Records, to sign the band.

Over the years, there has been constant turnover in the band, and Radio Moscow is, for all extensive purposes, Parker Griggs. He is the guitarist/drummer/singer/songwriter on the debut cd. The current touring lineup is Parker on guitar and vocals, Keith Rich as drummer, and Zach Anderson on bass. Parker claims this is the most dedicated and tightest line-up to date.

The self-titled debut is 10 tracks of “garage punk filtered through the blues, with“. What does all that mean? I am not entirely sure but I like the way it reads. In my own words, I would have to say Radio Moscow’s debut cd is electric guitar fueled blues rock that can find a groove and ride it so hard it’ll scar your speakers. Think Wolfmother meets The Black Keys, and you’ll probably have the worst analogy in the history of music reviews, but I’m gonna use the fucker. For real though, this is a cd that forces you to stomp your feet and play air guitar from the second the opening bass solo of “Frustrating Sound”starts.

Radio Moscow will be bringing their monster sound and heavy grooves to The New World Brewery on April 20, thanks to the fine folks over at aespresents. Something tells me the guys will put on an early contender for show of the year. I’ll be there, beer buzz intact and you can bet your ass I’ll be wearing my foot stomping shoes.

Radio Moscow – Frustrating Sound
Radio Moscow – Deep Blue Sea
Radio Moscow – Whatever Happened

Radio Moscow’s myspace site, Radio Moscow on Alive Records, Buy Radio Moscow’s debut cd