Ah, whateva! But Rich will disclose that today's "Rad Rich Birthday Back 2 School Radical Backyard Bash" will be, shall we say, freakin' nuts! Twenty-seven acts are on today's bill, and they'll be performing not in a backyard but in the climate-controlled Meridian. The bill includes punk (UYUS, Oteki), metal (Burnt Face Jack), rockabilly (Luxurious Panthers) and other forms of rock that Rich plays on his long-running radio show, along with rappers (V-Zilla, Derail) and DJs (DJ Ceeplus & the House of Bad Knives).
This all-day festival also serves as a benefit. Portions of the proceeds will go to local electronica/disco DJ Eban Doss, who is undergoing treatment for skin cancer.
Rich wants to invite all to this eclectic party. "Rad Rich is all about bringing people together -- black, white, brown, whatever," he says. "It's all about community." And how long have you been on earth channeling this vibe, Rich?
"Next question." Damn!
Fri., Aug. 18, 2:30 p.m.