Red Eye Radio

The rain couldn’t keep fans away from Red Eye Radio’s performance at the Beauty Bar on July 8. The small space quickly filled as the local cover-band supergroup—comprised of musicians from Novelty Act, Romance Fantasy, the Big Friendly Corporation, Music for Deaf Girls and Big Bang Baby—took to the stage after a two-month hiatus.

They performed an arrangement of popular-yet-not-overplayed cover songs: Modest Mouse’s “Dashboard” and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Got Your Money.” The guys looked like they were having a blast, performing songs with an impressive amount of polish and flair.

Front-man Bryan Todd was the star of the show, switching between genres and vocal ranges like he was flipping a light switch. He rapped with absolute clarity in the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” by then shift into Prince’s “Kiss” without hesitation.

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