By Connor Buestad | Connor@Section925.com
This Sunday, Neck of the Woods on Clement street in SF will be hosting a night of music with Radkey (a garage-punk trio made up of three brothers) and their opener The Fame Riot (an alternative-pop duo). The intimate San Francisco setting should provide a loud and energized vibe for these two up-and-coming bands.
Radkey is comprised of brothers Dee Radke on guitar/vocals, Isiaiah Radke III on bass/vocals and Solomon Radke on drums. Solomon is the baby of the family at just 19, while Dee heads up the cast at age 23. The band produces a brand of energetic punk rock inspired by their musically inclined father. As they now start to come into their own, the band has enjoyed success at music festivals across the pond and back including the Reading and Leads Festival and the Download Festival in the UK, not to mention Riot Fest and Coachella back stateside.
Meanwhile, alternative-pop duo The Fame Riot comes to SF supporting their new single, “Heart Stray.” Liz Scarlett and Shazam “Tea Time” Watkins make up the duo who ironically stem from minister parents. The pair is far from buttoned up on stage, instead pursuing a persona of gender-fluidity and eccentric fashion that their growing fan base has learned to love. The Fame Riot has recently shared the stage with big names including Chromeo, Grouplove and DJ Shadow just to name a few. And as the band continues to pump out catchy pop records, expect this list to continue to grow.