“Following in the footsteps of heroes like Guthrie, Dylan, Rage Against the Machine, Michael Franti and so many more, State Radio use their music as a tool to evoke the change they want to see. Rarely is revolution so much fun.”
“State Radio plays smart rock. More specifically, it's educated, punk-infused alt-reggae with socially conscious lyrics. And the band plays it damn well. "
-Miami New Times
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Boston’s revolution rockers State Radio have announced a summer tour with the John Butler Trio. Pre-sale begins Feb 19 and via ticketing outlets Feb 26 (list of dates below). The band is currently bringing their incendiary rock, punk and reggae to cities all over the country on their winter stint. Other recent tour-mates include 311, Tom Morello’s The Nightwatchman, and a set with Rage Against The Machine at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Says front man Chad Stokes, "We played with John Butler years ago in small clubs holdin' about 100 people and we've kept in touch ever since becoming good friends over the years. Last time we saw him we had a blast at the Blues and Roots Fest in Oz...we are wicked psyched to meet up with him and his band again. It's gonna be a balls to the wall tour!"
Boston trio State Radio has unveiled an epic music video for their punk-fueled song “Knights Of Bostonia,” featuring a battle at a historic fort that dates back to the Revolutionary War, an army of State Radio fans, and a retired Boston Police horse. The track is from the band’s latest release, Let It Go (Ruff Shod Records).
Directed by Andrew Mudge, the video was shot over 3 days in Boston at 11 locations (including the battle scene at the historic Fort Revere) with over 100 extras. Mudge’s work has screened on HBO, Sundance and Discovery. Says the director, “I imagined the band as these sort of rag tag knights, skating through an urban landscape, and then breaking kids free from a school. Chad [Stokes, frontman] and I spent several days together hashing out the story elements, bringing in stuff from our childhood - bows and arrows, running from cops, and horses!"
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