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Review: State Radio

28 October 2012 By Daryllee Hale, Staff Writer No Comments
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Matthew Hazlett/ The Towerlight

When the lights went down on the stage at Ram’s Head Live! Thursday, Oct. 25, there was no doubt that the crowd was ready to have fun.

As State Radio, an alternative rock band haling from Sherborn, Ma., took the stage, they were greeted with energetic cheers from the crowd that filled the room from the stage to the soundboard.   The opening act, reggae indie-rock band Zap & The Naturals, went over well as people arrived at the venue, warming up the crowd with upbeat songs that included instruments from a ukulele to a cowbell.

But Towson senior and business administration major Alex Kramer said he came for State Radio.

“I’ve been trying to see this band for two years,” Kramer said while waiting for State Radio to take the stage.

Kramer’s was most excited to hear State Radio songs “Gunship Politico” and “Right Me Up.”

State Radio opened with “Roadway Broken,” a song from their new album “Rabbit Inn Rebellion,” which was just released Monday, Oct. 22.

The band proceeded to play songs that alternated between feel-good songs with reggae influences to energetic rock songs that inspired a lot of crowd reaction.

During the band’s 12th song, “Arsenic & Clover,” a pit opened up as the crowd got more involved in the performance.Between songs, lead singer Chad Urmston encouraged concert-goers to vote for Question 6 in the upcoming election. The band is currently touring the country promoting their marriage equality campaign and bringing awareness to the 1,138 benefits that heterosexual married couples receive that same-sex couples do not.

As the band entered their 15th song, the crowd was ready to clap along when the bassist, Chuck Fay, prompted them.

Despite that State Radio’s set was nearing two hours, there was no indication that the fans were tiring out.

It was obvious that fans of State Radio like to have fun, and the band’s performance easily facilitated a great time for anyone who was ready to party, and showcased their passion for marriage equality.

For more information about State Radio visit
stateradio.com and visit mecampaign.org to learn more about State Radio’s fight for marriage equality.

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