Saturday, May 12, 2012 6:30 PM CDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
As part of the TicketWeb "Free Music Monday" you can get a free mp3 download from Go Radio! After your purchase you’ll get a link to download "Goodnight Moon". Enjoy!
Armed with an enviable combination of musical prowess and an impressive collection of honest, melodic songs, Tallahassee’s Go Radio is one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from Florida’s hotbed of rock n’ roll talent. Second EP Do Overs And Second Chances is a perfect showcase of the band’s abilities, evoking the excitement of discovering something fresh, something exciting. Something real.
Singer/guitarist Jason Lancaster formed Go Radio in 2008, recruiting Matt Burns on bass, Alex Reed on guitar and Steven Kopacz on drums. The quartet released first EP, Welcome To Life, in August 2008, and after sensing that they had created something truly special, decided to test the new songs out on the road. “At first Go Radio was just an outlet to write and make music, but after a week or two, it all just started coming together,” notes Lancaster. “It became so much fun to start touring and playing for people, getting the responses from them. After we started touring more and decided to record the first EP, we knew this had the potential to grow and get bigger than we thought it could be.” The band spent the following two years captivating audiences with their refreshing take on pop-rock, signing to Fearless Records in January 2010.
Recorded with producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Cartel), Do Overs And Second Chances features seven handcrafted songs of heartbreak and redemption, and is a stunning showcase for Go Radios songwriting skills. While the euphoric riff of “When Dreaming Gets Drastic” is an explosion of an opener, it is epic closing ballad “Goodnight Moon” that truly displays Lancaster’s unique vocal talents. With a natural talent for encapsulating real emotion in every note, Lancaster’s voice has become known as one of the most unique in the scene, and never was this more apparent than on “Goodnight Moon”.
Go Radio has the rare ability to transcend genres – something that they are excited to push to its limits on tour in the coming year. While the band launches their EP alongside a coveted slot on one of the hottest tours of the spring, with A Day To Remember, August Burns Red and Silverstein, they are as at ease playing to large crowds on tour as they are pouring their soul into every note for an intimate group of fans. The band has made it their mission to play to diverse audiences, something that keeps that fuels their desire to stay inspired as a band. “You talk to any touring musician, or anyone who’s been in the game, it’s the most addictive thing there is,” notes Lancaster. “The feeling you get when people are listening to your songs and being touched by them, in any extreme way, angry or sad, is incredible. To evoke an emotion from something you’ve written or been a part of is most powerful drug in the world.”