Stupidity, The Radiation
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
This event is 21 and over
In the last days of 2005 Stupidity was formed in Stockholm, Sweden by former members from the bands Eager Beaver and The Cool Jerks. They took the name “Stupidity” from the great Solomon Burke song, a common favourite of them all. The bands first recording was a four song demo in september 2006 and they also played their first gig in november the same year. In February – March 2007 they started recording new songs and doing a number of gigs.
In April-June 2007 they went back into the studio and recorded the rest of the songs for the coming album. The album titled “I need you…like a hole in my head”. In June 2008 Stupidity toured the USA for two weeks, doing shows and radio in three states.
After the tour Stupidity was discovered by Little Steven Van Zandt (from Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band & The Sopranos) who in August named their song “Girl Named Moe” the coolest song in the world on his radio channel The Underground Garage. The second album “Illegal U-Turn” was released in June 2009, the band backed it up with shows in Europe and USA.
The third album “Move” came out in June 2011, and it was followed by shows in Scandinavia and a US-tour.
In October 2013 Stupidity released the single “King Midas / Some Kinda Love” the first one from the album ”Fore”, to be released in 2014. The single became “Coolest Song In The World” on Little Steven’s Underground Garage December 8th 2013.
King Midas was also be featured on the soundtrack to Series 2 of the TV Series Lilyhammer starring Steven Van Zandt, that started screening on Netflix and local channels from December 13th 2013.
Stupidity´s fourth album “Fore” featuring the single “King Midas” was officially released on Go Fast Records and available for purchase from June 2014. In August 2014 the song “Baby It’s You” from the album became “Coolest Song In The World” on Little Steven’s Underground Garage!
Stupidity could also be seen in one episode of Lilyhammer, season 3, doing ”King Midas” on stage, and the song ”Baby it´s you” from the Fore album was also on the soundtrack, as well as the song ”Last Night” from the bands first album.
In the beginning of May, 2015, Stupidity once again went into the studio. This time to record the new single “Get Up” for release in September the same year. “Get Up” was also chosen as “The Coolest Song In The World” first week of September 2015, by Little Steven´s Underground Garage. The fifth Stupidity song over the years regarded with this title.
Erniz: Lead Vocals
P A: Fender Telecaster / Vocals
Miss Anna: Gibson Flying-V Bass
Tommy Boy: Drums / Percussion
The Radiation is a late 60’s style garage punk revivalist band from Bristol, Connecticut.
The band has captured the essence of the Sixties garage punk revolution - a hard rocking youthful angst, awash in waves of shimmery psychedelics, and delivered like brass knuckles on a proto-punk punch. Is the band groovy? Yes!
The Radiation will blow your mind with a carefully selected and blended mixture of energetic originals, obscure psychedelic rave-ups, and thrashing vintage punk nuggets, all sprinkled with a few classic 60’s B-sides.
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