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The Rad Trads: Jammin Java’s 20th Anniversary Outdoor Concert Series

Wednesday, July 28

The Rad Trads: Outdoor Concert

Presented by WS Wealth Management,
6PM DOORS | 7PM SHOW
All Ages
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About the Event

A 4% Sanitation Fee will be added to all checks to cover increased cleaning procedures.

*** Please note that there is a two-item minimum at tables! ***

Jammin Java’s 20th Anniversary Outdoor Concert Series: Presented by WS Wealth Management with Generous Support from JangleBox and Urban Mattress

We return for our second year of outdoor concerts. This year we celebrate Jammin Java’s 20th anniversary with a jam-packed calendar. All outdoor shows are free, and donations-only shows. You can enjoy our thin-crust pizza, loaded fries, salads, drinks and cocktails in our outdoor seating and limited-capacity indoor seating. We’ll be serving food and drinks through the show!

Please wear a mask at all times to respect the distance to the people around you!

Limited capacity, first come first served, weather permitting.

Thanks for coming to the show and supporting live music! In order to support the business and the cause, we ask that you respect our Two Item Minimum Purchase policy for all guests seated at tables.

We appreciate your understanding as we make our way towards recovery!

ABOUT THE BAND

Brooklyn-based five-piece The Rad Trads are known for their eclectic take on rock n’ roll, which mixes punk rock energy, horn drenched soul & precise musicianship with a lighthearted but sincere delivery. It’s a sound that has come sharply into focus on the band’s latest release, See You Again.

The band spent the majority of 2019 touring in support of their sophomore release On Tapa world tour which totaled over 80,000 miles and included shows in direct support of Lake Street Dive, Dr. Dog, Modest Mouse, BAILEN and The Motet, with dates in China, Europe, and across the USA from Alaska to Florida. Along the way they began writing and performing new material, and the folkiness of their last release began to morph into the hard edged, anthemic, and frequently poppy sound of See You Again.  

The album’s nine songs, produced and mixed by Chris Peck, capture the band’s wide sonic palette and successfully encapsulate the diverse stylings of their five lead vocalists. “The Good Stuff,” a meditative fan favorite, showcases the band’s elegant harmonies, and the raw honesty of the piece leaves the listener longing for summer nights past. 99 in October is a humorous commentary on global warming and asks an honest question — as balmy temperatures continue into the fall, should we continue this summer romance as well? The anthemic “Spanish Radio” ruminates on loneliness and Kanye West as songwriter Michael Harlen surfs the radio dial driving through New York City’s outer boroughs. “Shouldn’t Have to Ask Me Why is a “tense & coiled bit of brass-ornamented rock that snaps & lunges without warning” (Bandcamp) and “Let’s Go Walking in the Moonlight is a song that’s eager to unseat “Moondance” as the first dance at your cousin’s wedding.

While they were gearing up for another busy Spring, Summer & Fa in 2020, the band has suddenly found themselves like the rest of the world — quarantined, socially distanced, and completely grounded. “It’s an eerie time to think of touring,” songwriter & guitarist Alden Harris-McCoy shared. “All we can do is continue to make and share music — so we feel lucky to still be able to do that.”

When it’s time to tour again, The Rad Trads will be ready to return “home” to the call of the open road. At the time of this writing, The Rad Trads have performed across four continents (including 10 European Tours), 18 countries and 44 states. The diverse list of artists that the band has performed with in that time includes Buddy Guy, Tom Jones, They Might Be Giants, Taj Mahal, Charles Bradley and The Lone Bellow, among others. When not playing with The Rad Trads, members of the band have performed or recorded with artists such as St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Deer Tick, Sarah Jarosz, Buck Meek & Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief, Lee Fields & the Expressions, David Duchovony, and Christopher Paul Stelling. “We’ve loved every second of performing, making new friends and seeing the world,” songwriter & bassist Michael “Big Red” Harlen reminisced. “We can’t wait to get back in there and do it again.”

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