There's nothing better than watching a compelling rock band work their magic on a big stage right
before your eyes. The bubbly trio Radical Something is back on tour, and could be headed to a venue near you! Make sure you
set up an alert on StubHub so that you can be notified about any and all upcoming tour dates. When the band comes to your
town, order the best seats available while you still have a chance! Bring some of your friends along for an awe-inspiring
This is one band that doesn't use their Macbook Pro to make music.
The guys of Radical Something are based out of Los Angeles, and have won fans all across the West Coast. The innovative group
is known for their incredible guitar riffs and catchy pop-rock tunes, and audiences from all over the country are flocking
to see them.
Q: What three singles were released off of Radical Something's debut album,We Are
A: The three singles were "Be Easy," "California," and "Long Hair Don't Care."
Something is an independent three-piece band comprised of Alex Lagemann (Loggy), Josh Hallbauer (Josh Cocktail), and Michael
Costanzo (Big Red). Since 2011, the group has featured Alex Lagemann on lead vocals and guitar, Josh Hallbauer on lead vocals,
and Mike Costanzo on bass, guitar, keyboard, percussion, and backing vocals.
The band plays mostly alternative, hip
hop, reggae, and pop songs. Lagemann and Costanzo met while attending UC Berkeley on football scholarships, and launched their
music careers recording hip-hop tunes in their college apartments. In February of 2011, Lagemann and Costanzo became acquainted
with Josh Hallbauer at a New York City recording studio. In their first session together, they composed the song "Be Easy,"
and uploaded an acoustic video of the tune to Lagemann's YouTube page. The video caught the attention of photographer Bruce
Weber, who immediately recruited the trio to act in and produce a short soundtrack for his short, "Don't Steal The Jacket"—a
24-minute film for Moncler Jacket's 2012 Winter campaign. When filming wrapped, Lagemann, Costanzo, and Hallbauer decided
to cancel their flights home so that they could record more songs together. The trio spent 2 weeks at a home studio in Boca
Raton, Florida, cutting 7 songs before they ultimately decided to form the band, Radical Something.
The newly formed
group recorded 8 additional songs in the following months, and issued their debut albumWe Are Nothingon September 20, 2011.
On the strength of the singles "Be Easy," "California," and "Long Hair Don't Care,"We Are Nothingwas downloaded over 50,000
times and climbed to #9 on the iTunes Alternative Albums chart.
On February 26, 2012, Radical Something released their
second discNo Sweat, a six- song EP.No Sweatshot to #6 on the iTunes overall album chart and #33 on the Billboard Independent
Albums chart. Radical Something embarked on their first national headlining tour in the spring of 2012, stopping in 25 major
cities and college towns across the US. On the No Sweat Tour, the band opened for Slightly Stoopid, Capital Cities, Asher
Roth, and SOJA.
In the summer of 2012, Radical Something kicked off "The Summer Of Rad," a weekly release series spanning
13 weeks from June through August. "The Summer Of Rad" became a viral sensation, garnering more than 500,000 song downloads
and millions of online streams.
On May 5, 2013, they released "We Were Just Kids," the first single from their albumRide
It Out. The song entered the top 100 on the iTunes Alternative single charts and shot to #1 on the Twitter Music Emerging
Artist Chart, staying there for a week.
Ride It Outwas released on September 2, 2013, making its debut at #3 on the
iTunes Alternative Album Charts. The band is currently on the Ride It Out Tour, which will stop in 30 U.S. cities. The trek
features opening acts Outasight and Down With Webster on select dates.
Since February 2012, Radical Something's "California,"
"You Feel Amazing," and "Say Yes" have been featured on Hollister Co.'s international in-store playlist.
In spring 2013,
department store Lord & Taylor chose Radical Something's "You Feel Amazing" for their Spring/Summer and TV/Radio campaign.
In July 2013, the band's hit song "California" aired on three consecutive episodes of ESPN'sFirst TakeTV show.
Radical Something's smash albums have includedWe Are Nothing,No Sweat, andRide It Out. Their compilation albums
have consisted of Summer of Rad (2012) and Take a Hit (2012).
In 2011, Radical Something
filmed music videos for the songs "Be Easy" (featuring Kinetics), "Escape" (directed by Alexi Papalexopoulos), "Come With
Me" (directed by Joe Nash), "California" (directed by Bradley Miles), "Sun Down" (directed by Joe Nash), and "Freedom" (directed
by Joe Nash).
In 2012, the group shot music videos for the songs "Valentine," "Say Yes," "You Feel Amazing," "Letter
To Our Friends," "Step Right Up," and "Naked in Venice." All of the videos for these songs were directed by Joe Nash, except
for "Naked in Venice," which was directed by Shannen Doherty.
In 2013, the band filmed videos for the songs "We Were
Just Kids" (directed by Alexi Papalexopoulos), "Santa Barbara" (directed by Brian Christ), "Spraypaint" (directed by Brian
Christ), "Bottles at the Moon" (directed by Jakob Owens), and "Feels Like Forever" (directed by Lance Lowry).