[Editor's note: HN editor-in-chief tour-managed Red City Radio on an East Coast tour in 2010.]
by Andrew Norman
I'd never seen crowd surfing on stage before Red City Radio's set at Double Down Live at Fest 10 in Gainesville, Fla. On a bill that included Nothington, A Wilhelm Scream and The Riot Before's final show, The Oklahoma City punk band (whose drummer, Dallas Tidwell, is from Nebraska) closed the night as they often do, eschewing mics to belt out into the packed venue the opening lines of what is essentially their title track from their 2009 EP "To the Sons and Daughters of Woody Guthrie."
They weren't alone for long.
The band, which has a full-length out on Paper+Plastick called "The Dangers of Standing Still," plays Tuesday, March 20 at The Sandbox, 2406 Leavenworth St. at 7 p.m. with Elway (Fort Collins), One for the Outcasts (Omaha) and Dsm-5 (Omaha). Tickets are $5 at the door. More info here.
Background music: "Drinking Yourself Into the Future" by Red City Radio
Video and editing: Andrew Norman
Audio captured by Angie Norman, who held a Zoom H2 mic in the air in the middle of the crowd for 40 minutes.
Andrew Norman is Hear Nebraska's editor-in-chief. He suggest you ask Tidwell about his old band, Choade. Contact Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org.