Easton’s Run from the Radio have spent their first three years as a band growing and changing. Early in the band’s life, guitarist Chris Kennedy and bassist Brady Marucci-DiPippa worked to find the right line-up of musicians for their alternative/punk hybrid. After some initial line-up shuffles, the band emerged as a five-piece with the addition of fellow guitarist James Ritchie, drummer Alberto Valenzuela, and singer Mitchell Kresge. What followed was the band’s first single, “Desperate Times,” recorded with Matt Molchany at Shards as the band preps their debut full-length album, due out in later in 2019.

It’s at this watershed moment for the band that the members of Run from the Radio (minus bassist Brady Marucci-DiPippa who had to work) joined us on the Cigar Factory’s roof in June 2019. The band enjoyed a clear, sunny day to perform live. We also talked with the band about their beginnings, musical influences, experiences playing live, and more.


Show #62

A ROOFTOP SESSION WITH RUN FROM THE RADIO
AND A MIXTAPE BY JEN AND FELICIA FROM LEHIGH VALLEY GIRLS ROCK

Our guest for a Rooftop Session is Run from the Radio, a five-piece alternative punk band from the Lehigh Valley. The band, minus bass player Brady, joined us on the roof of the Cigar Factory in Allentown in June 2019. Also on the show, we speak with Felicia Lockett and Jennifer Alpha from Lehigh Valley Girls Rock. They bring a mixtape made up of former campers and camp volunteers.

---------PART ONE---------
Run from the Radio: An Introduction (0:39)
LV Girls Rock Interview
----> Jen and Felicia introductions (2:06)
----> What is LV Girls Rock? (2:41)
----> Why did they start LV Girls Rock? (4:04)
----> Discussing former campers Space Is Crunchy (5:29)
Space Is Crunchy - Safe Space (6:40)
Small Mess - Feeling Better (10:25)
LV Girls Rock Interview
----> Discussing the workshops (13:11)
----> When is camp this year? (13:56)
----> What they love about the showcase (14:11)
Georgia Foreman - Baby Eyes (16:42)
Cheap Pop - Wrestlemania III (18:56)
LV Girls Rock Interview
----> The future of LV Girls Rock (22:09)
----> The camp theme song (24:04)
Space Is Crunchy - LV Girls Rock Theme Song (25:02)

---------PART TWO---------
Run from the Radio - Afterglow (26:48)
Run from the Radio - Desperate Times (30:34)
Run from the Radio: Interview
----> Bandmember introductions (33:58)
----> History of the band (34:41)
----> What someone can expect coming to a Run from the Radio show (35:16)
----> Is the band influenced by punk music? (35:57)
Run from the Radio - Time Bomb (37:36)
Run from the Radio - At War (40:13)
Run from the Radio: Interview
----> Connection to Easton house venue Live at 13 (44:12)
----> Playing outside of the Lehigh Valley (45:55)
BAND PICK: Food Truck - Saturday (48:57)
BONUS: The band tries out their boy band vocals (53:36)


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