Hot on the heels of the release of their latest opus Magical Dirt, the heavy blues psyche trio RADIO MOSCOW jump in the van once again for a short run of European tour dates and festival appearances, sadly it no longer includes the first Totem Festival which was sadly cancelled due to an extreme weather forecast, but still takes in Sunride Free Festival, Fuzztastic Planet Festival, Puruvesi Pop Festival and the full dates are as follows:
July 25 – Milano, IT – Lo Fi
July 26 – Pesaro, IT – Sunride Free Festival
July 27 – Rome, IT – Totem Psych Fest
July 29 – Jena, GER – Kulturbahnhof
July 30 – Köln, GER – Underground Cologne
Aug 1 – Kerimaeki, FIN – Puruvesi Pop Festival
Aug 2 – Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
Aug 3 – Drama, GRE – Fuzztastic Planet Festival
Parker Griggs is one of the few out there whose musical history is worthy of a film (on stage fighting, drug busts, attitude…), but beyond that he is a truly astounding guitar player worthy of the past masters who inspire him.
RADIO MOSCOW (his esteemed power trio) released their fourth studio album, aptly entitled Magical Dirt last month. Paker, along with recent partners-in-crime Anthony Meier (bass) and Paul Marrone (drums), have cultivated yet another blues-rock masterpiece that crossbreeds late ’60s psych-rock and face-melting guitar histrionics with the foundation-crumbling rhythms from early ’70s hard-rock, and even includes a couple of harrowing tracks built from the bedrock of rural Delta blues. But more than merely digging up fossils from rock’s revered past, Griggs & Co. manage to translate the myths of rock ’n’ roll’s golden age into modern day truths for a new, younger generation.
Magical Dirt is out now on LP, CD and Digital formats via Alive Records.