Radar Fiction and Hardbodies


Radar Fiction and Hardbodies

Born in a sweaty Brooklyn kitchen during the fever pitch of an Alaskan Governor’s run on the White House, Radar Fiction has yet to cool down. While the stage antics may have simmered a bit from the smashed Mic stands and torn clothing of 2010, the band has been strong enough and smart enough to channel that desperate energy more deeply into their performances and more honestly into their offering. Which is to say the shows are better than ever—even if you’re not as likely to see Vonn escorted from the club by security. The song writing continues to evolve and the band is looking forward to recording their first full length LP this autumn to be followed by regional touring in the North East throughout the fall and winter.

RADAR FICTION is Mick Vonn (vocals), J. Wise (guitar), Mick Simone (guitar), James Steady (drums), and D. Kade (bass). The band has released two EPs, (2009) and DANGER LADY (2010).

What is a Hardbody? According to fictional beach philosopher, Scottie Palmer, they’re “little foxes down by the beach.” And while I agree with the great waterfront sage’s statement, I would also argue in favor of a broader definition.

I’ve spent countless hours in the Hardbody milieu, and the four assembled here: Bill French (Drums), Aduni Lemieux (Keys/Vocals), Sebastian Paulson (Guitar, Vocals) and Erik Schwertfeger (Bass), are the most cosmopolitan of cabals. Though all four currently reside in Brooklyn, NY, their one-hundred-twenty-plus years in the racket of American dreamin’ have taken them far and wide. From the Great Lakes to the Gulf Shore, the Brooklyn Bridge to the Golden Gate, Chowder Bowls to Gumbo Pots, and every Bar Room in between, they stalk the “sound” and the “vision” with a fiendish ferocity I haven’t paid witness to in many moons. To find them in league at this juncture makes the corner of my lips curl skyward into a devilish grin.

After a recent performance I imparted my high opinion of sound upon them, to which they matter-of-factly retorted, damn near in unison: “we’re just regular folks.”

Only in their own minds. And only for now. If you haven’t had the pleasure of rippin’ it up in the gorgeous, glassy sea of life, then keep your eyes on the skies and your toes on the nose. Before you realize it, you’ll be in the company of HARDBODIES.

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Radar Fiction and Hardbodies
Event Category: Live Music
When: November 29, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Mercury Lounge
More Info: http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com/
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