June is all about birthdays and anniversaries for me. I celebrate both of my own in June and my mom, mother-in-law, and more other friends and relatives that I can count all celebrate their own annual trip around the sun this same month. As such, it seemed fitting when a notification about The Radio Room’s birthday/anniversary party showed up in my news feed last week.
This particular celebration is not based on the original opening of The Radio Room but, rather, the second anniversary of the move to their current location – you know, the one with windows. I have seen some insanely good shows at the “new” Radio Room and, from a consumer’s perspective, I call the move a success. As much character as the original location had, the bigger space allows for bigger acts that are just what the Upstate music scene needs and The Radio Room is delivering that in spades.
To celebrate the occasion, The Radio Room is putting on one heck of a show with a day of music as eclectic as you will find anywhere. I often say that the local music scene offers “a little something for everyone” but I am generally referring to different shows and different venues across the Upstate. The Radio Room brought that theory in house with five completely different artists participating in the festivities this Saturday.
The fun kicks off at 5pm with a patio cookout and folk rockers Howl In The Valley. This Spartanburg trio looks to be the perfect kick off to a sunny summer afternoon party on a patio. The shenanigans then move inside with Atlanta alternative rock band My Fever followed by some hard charging rock & roll courtesy of Beket. Challenger Deep takes us further into the evening with an instrumental four piece that is as fresh and energetic as anything you will find anywhere. Any one of these bands would be worth a place on the marquee as the headliner at The Radio Room and it is fitting that they are all contributing to the anniversary festivities.
The headliner for the evening is Andy D and I don’t even know what to say about him. Equal parts pop, rap, and electronic music combine with unabashed comedy for the hilariously bizarre character that is Andy D. The music is too good to call him a novelty act, the act is too hilarious to take terribly seriously, and the sum of it all is an artist that you just have to see live to fully appreciate. It is all so beautifully bizarre that I cannot even imagine anyone else headlining the anniversary party for a place as unique as The Radio Room and you just need to see it for yourself.
Upcoming Events at The Radio Room
Red Arrow Studio
For those that have a taste for live music but also have work, financial, time, energy, or children constraints, Red Arrow Studio has just what you need. Every Thursday night the Westminster recording studio hosts a live performance on Facebook Live meaning you can catch a show from the comforts of your own home. Each week a different local or touring band takes the stage and beams right into your device of choice allowing you to support the local music scene with absolutely zero effort – a nice perk in these lazy, plugged-in times of 2019.