Tattoo.com andDanny Wimmer Presents (DWP) proudly present Emerging Artist of the Week, Radkey, a Garage Punk/Rock trio from the Midwest. Members include brothers Dee Radke – guitars/vocals, Isaiah J. Radke III – bass/vocals, and Solomon Radke – drums.
Growing up homeschooled in St. Joseph, Missouri, Dee, Isaiah, and Solomon didn’t have a lot of things to do, so they spent most of their time listening to their father’s vast supply of punk, rock, and metal records. The brothers developed a strong musical bond and started their own band in 2010.
After several months of rehearsing in their bedroom, Radkey landed their very first gig opening for ’90’s funk-metal act, Fishbone. Their first EP, ‘Cat & Mouse‘, was recorded at Wreckroom studio (owned by Adrian Grenier). After the EP’s 2012 release, Radkey landed several high profile gigs, including festivals like South by Southwest, Chicago’s Riot Fest, and Afro-Punk Festival.
Their latest album, ‘Dark Black Makeup’, dropped last summer. On November 11, 2016, Another Century Records reissued the album with bonus tracks and called it ‘Delicious Rock Noise‘.
Radkey is currently playing shows across the U.S. Their next performance is tonight in Portland at Hawthorne Theatre Lounge. For more tour dates, click here.