Posted in music on July 15, 2011

by Bill Pearis

The Radio Dept @ The Rock Shop in Park Slope
The Rock Shop

As hinted at, The Radio Dept played The Rock Shop last night (7/14), part of the venue's week-long One Year Anniversary. Whether people were seeing the night's many other worthy options or said hints were too vague, it felt like this was a kept secret for once as the Swedish trio played to a crowd of maybe 70. The setlist seemed to have been created to fit the setting, culling from The Radio Dept.'s gentler material, played at polite volume. On the dreamy "This Past Week" and "New Improved Hypocrisy," especially, I was a bit mesmerized.

I imagine we'll get a more rockin' set (a relative term for a pretty placid group) tonight (7/15) for their show at South Street Seaport. It's going to be a lovely night, the show is free -- you'd be dumb to miss it if you ask me. (I know you didn't.) Asobi Seksu open, a nice pairing indeed. Bring a tent and stay at the Seaport all weekend for 4 Knots Festival on Saturday (7/16), and the Sound Bites Series and Beach Party show on Sunday (7/17) afternoon. (Please don't bring a tent.)

You can also get The Radio Dept's newly-minted 180 gram vinyl reissues of their first three albums at the merch table. (Lesser Matters is near-perfect.) After tonight's show, The Radio Dept. then travel to Chicago for this weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival.

Video of The Radio Dept. performing at The Rock Shop last night is below.

--
The Radio Dept. - "The Worst Taste in Music" live at The Rock Shop 7.14.2011

---

      

Comments (22)

LOVE this band and their sound....they just keep putting out great material!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 10:36 AM

I think it's worth mentioning that there was free drinks last night too. Thanks to the Rock Shop and here's to many more years!

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 10:36 AM

The Radio MEHpt.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 10:37 AM

^ Asshole

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 10:42 AM

BV, shut this shit down. If this is what having open comments leads to, who needs it?! It's a bunch of primates throwing shit at one another in a vain attempt to leave some sort of mark on the world.

You are talking about real people with real lives, you scumbags.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 10:43 AM

i have a real life, i make 70k

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 10:46 AM

10:37 listens to Yuck and Tennis

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 10:47 AM

10:47 listens to Radio MEHpt.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 10:50 AM

BV, that hint was way too buried. Boo!

Anyone have an idea of when time they'll go on at the Seaport tonight? When do the headliners at seaport shows usually hit?

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 11:06 AM

Give it a rest, 10:43. If you're on a crusade to protect real people with real lives go and volunteer somewhere. Leave the rest of us here to make fun.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 11:09 AM

Seaport has been pretty prompt, 7:15 and 8-8:15 I'd guess. Apparently can't even afford a DJ this year.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 11:17 AM

@Anon11:06,

Asobi Seksu will be on at 7PM, Radio Dept at 8PM.

Posted by bill p | July 15, 2011 11:19 AM

it's the curfews, south seaport used to be able to go until 10, now they need to be done by 9/930ish

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 11:26 AM

Fuck the curfews! I remember when NYC used to be dangerous. Now it's a bunch of rich pansies.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 11:38 AM

@11:06

It wasn't even a hint if you are on the Rock Shop's mailing list or visited their site——the picture for yesterday's event was a sizable portion of the "Pet Grief" album cover.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 11:38 AM

i could listen to this on loop. so so so lovely.

Posted by izz-ay | July 15, 2011 12:18 PM

does it really matter if the show you went to has only 70 people? bragging is annoying

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 12:53 PM

how long did they play for?

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 1:31 PM

love radio dept. if you saw the ads/newsletter from rockshop, it said "special guests" but the album artwork in the ad was a dead giveaway. that said, amen for secret shows still managing to stay secret!

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 3:22 PM

but how long did they play for?

Posted by player | September 6, 2011 5:57 AM

Yeah! This band is really one of the real thing. Nice material are well

Posted by Shota Woxy @ Remote Access | October 20, 2011 10:42 PM

I am also interested in how long did they play for.
Does anybody know when did they start?

Posted by Medence | November 4, 2011 10:09 AM

Leave a Comment