A synergy born of shared experience binds the three Radke brothers. They make music with a driving punk force and delicately laid-out instrumental groundwork. Often, Death or Bad Brains come to mind, but the Radke brothers and their band, Radkey, live entirely within their own sphere. 

It’s true the St. Joseph, Missouri, natives share a certain aura with the bands above, but according to bassist Isaiah Radke, their band is more of a Weezer, Foo Fighters and Ramones mash-up, only there are no rules. Experimenting with punk, rock, pop and stripped-down acoustics, Isaiah, Dee and Solomon Radke bounce off one another rhythmically to form a sound all their own.

The early days

It’s puzzling for Isaiah to look back at what the band...

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