Radkey’s ‘Romance Dawn’ is your Pitch Music Awards song of the day
This year, the 2014 Pitch Music Awards Showcase is split over two nights: Saturday, July 19, at the Riot Room and Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads Saloon (lineup details and tickets here.) The PMA Awards Show is at the Uptown Theater, held this year on Sunday, August 3, and hosted by World Air Guitar Champion Eric “Mean” Melin and Mills Record Co.’s Judy Mills (tickets here).
To count down to the awards ceremony – and help introduce you to this year’s picks – we’re going to be debuting a “song of the day” each weekday until the show from one of this year’s batch of nominees.
The Radke brothers may be global punk badasses at this point – they’ve got a larger fan base in the U.K. than in the States, and they’re touring with Touche Amore and Rise Against this fall – but we’re still proud to call them ours. Once you hear lead singer Dee Radke’s raw, underworldly vocals, paired with ferocious guitar riffs and absolutely beastly drumming, there is no recovering; this trio makes music with all the intensity and rage of an army readying for battle. There was no better place for Radkey than in our “Best Live Act” category – the brothers have proved time and again that no crowd (not even an early crowd in sweltering Austin at SXSW) is immune to their energy.