Monday, December 12, 2011

Riverwest Fest - This Weekend!

wow. its been a while....

on friday were playing @ the CCC w/ Burning Sons & Midnight Reruns.

its part of the 2nd Riverwest Fest. our show lasts from 6-8pm.
heres a list of all the shows:

more info on the fest is at or

hope to see you there. we will be the band with the brand new sick 4-color hoodies.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Next Show & Getting Rad in a lake

Next show - Sat Sept 24 2011 @ the Paper Trail w/ Stockpile (pa), & Armada.
email for address & more info. flyer soon.


Getting Rad @ Wallace Lake.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Suburban Voice review of "Choose Your Own Adventure"

GET RAD-Choose Your Own Adventure (Get Rad/Halo of Flies/The Perpetual Motion Machine, 7"EP)
When I was a kid, I had a Bugs Bunny set that came with a book and two 10" records that spun at 78. Yes, I'm old, deal with it. Get Rad's latest missive is accompanied by a booklet where you're given choices to make and then flip to whatever page your choice leads you. The lyrical contents echo that narrative. As usual, with this Milwaukee band, the music is enjoyable, buzzing old-school hardcore punk with burn and occasional melodic touches. And it's a good thing it plays at 45 instead of 78 because my turntable doesn't have that speed option.

For tons of other reviews, check out
Suburban Voice

Al also does an awesome radio show Sonic Overload. He's trying to upgrade his website & equipment, so check out the show, donate a few bucks & mosh it up around your computer.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Chicago - August 14th w/ PUNCH

hello. just got confirmation from the last band member, so we are officially playing Chicago on Sunday August 14th @ Strangelight w/ Punch, Loma Prieta, Ten Thousand Leagues & Noose. It is going to be killer!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Razorcake review of "Choose Your Own Adventure"

Choose Your Own Adventure: 7" EP
Am I easily swayed by clever packaging? You bet your fuckin’ life I am! As the title implies, the accompanying booklet features the exploits of Cru Jones, whose life is pretty crazy since he won Hellpath, and by making key decisions for him, you lead him towards either ruin or true love. The music? Rock-solid hardcore with the lyrics printed on the back page of the booklet for those not easily distracted, but shit, I’ve got more important things on my mind, namely trying to figure out why every decision I make seems to result in Cru’s death. Creative, lots of fun, and, on the whole, a great listen. –Jimmy Alvarado (Halo Of Flies)

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Review - Choose Your Own Adventure

here it is. the 1st review for "Choose Your Own Adventure." it's not so good. oh well...

From MRR #338

Get Rad - "Choose Your Own Adventure" EP
This is "Modern" hardcore from Wisconsin that follows the well-established formula of clean-cut fast partys, occasional epic moments, and lyrics about skating, keeping posi, and other predictable topics. As the title implies, the theme is a mini choose your own adventure comic staring Cru Jones from the movie RAD. Pretty unremarkable. - Jason Halal

On the upside, the record did make Bob Goldie's top 10 in the same issue.

Also, if that review was enough to finally push you over the edge to the "I really need to own that record" camp, we still have a few copies left on colored vinyl. Still not sure & want to hear it first? Here you go!

More and/or better reviews coming soon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Next Show - June 30th @ Quarter's

Thursday June 30th 2011

Get Rad
Pink Coffins
No Future

@ Quarter's
900 E Center St
Milwaukee WI 53212
9pm 21+

Pink Coffins are friends from Philadelphia. Ex-Kill The Man Who Questions, Off Minor, Yo Man Go, RAMBO...
check their demo out here - - new LP out in time for tour!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Two local-ish shows this weekend.

Saturday @ Riverhorse West in West Bend, WI w/ Evenstart & 1tba.
271 S Main St West Bend, WI 53095. 9pm 21+

and then on Sunday...

Bobby Joe Ebola & the Children McNuggits
Night Birds (nj. ex-ergs)
Hard Feelings (duluth)
Holy Shit (only the 2nd time weve played with them?)
@ Ground Zero.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Video's from 5/20 @ Frank's

Thank's to Marty for filming & posting these.

Swim in the Swamp:

Cool Waters / Bastards United / You Over Rotated:

I know there are a bunch of videos of us playing those 3 songs, but this one is different, I promise. Starting @ 2:45, things get a little wacky.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Get Rad on Bandcamp

hello. i uploaded a whole bunch of stuff to our bandcamp site today.

Choose Your Own Adventure EP

I Can Always Live LP/CD

What the Fuck Happened to Common Sense 12"

Bastards United EP

Say "Fuck No" to Rules, Man LP/CD

I'll try and get the rest of the discography up here soon. Stay Rad!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Attn: Music Bloggers

While I appreciate all the awesome free music that you provide, some of you have gotten LAZY. Please do something more than just posting a link that you found with a quick google search. Write a review, a description, or cut and paste from the label's site.

Some examples of great music blogs that do more than just post links:

Terminal Escape -
Illogical Contraption -
Fashionable Activism -
I Could Die Tomorrow -

and there are many more.

Once again, thank you for helping spread our music to every corner of cyberspace & for all the free music you provide.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

5.20.11 in Milwaukee w/ This Is My Fist, Tension Generation & Tenement

Friday May 20th 2011

This Is My Fist
Get Rad
Tension Generation

@ Frank's Power Plant
2800 S Kinnickinnick Ave
Milwaukee WI 53207
10pm $6 21+

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chicago Show - April 29th

We're finally playing Chicago again. It's been over a year and the release of Tension Generation's LP seemed like a great reason to make it back down there.

Friday, April 29th


9 PM | $5 donation

Friendship Fortress | 2833 W Belden in Chicago, IL

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Listen to TG's LP HERE

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Shirts

This is our newest shirt design. The text reads "Back home, my friends are my family." Lyrics from the song, "Back Home" from "I Can Always Live." Anyway, they are now available @

Wisconsin pride!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Just a reminder...

This Saturday @ the Doghouse. We will have new shirts & new records!

Shirts look like this:

hope to see you there.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Next Show

Just 10 days away. Finally getting back in a basement!!!

Defect Defect - Portland. Ex-Observers.
Opt Out - New Robert Collins project.
Get Rad - New 7" for real this time!
Holy Shit - Kings of Milwaukee
Short Walk - mbrs of The Butts & Holy Shit

@ the Doghouse. ask around. you'll find it.
ill give you a hint. its in riverwest...

7pm. all ages. punk as fuck.

Monday, February 21, 2011

CYOA ep up for preorder tomorrow!

Hello. New Get Rad ep entitled "Choose Your Own Adventure" will go up for preorder tomorrow (tues 2.22.11). The ep is 5 songs long & will come with a silkscreened cover & an 8 page choose your own adventure "book." Artwork by Matt Gauck. Various colored vinyl for the first 50 from each site.

preorder here:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New song posted.

It's called "Be the Wave" and it's the 1st song on the "Choose Your Own Adventure" ep. Check it out here -

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Choose Your Own Adventure - Vinyl is in!

Vinyl is in. 326 blackish records and 174 various colors.
Still no covers. They will be worth the wait. I promise.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One month from tonight!

friday february 18th @ cactus club
choose your own adventure 7" record release show (we hope!) w/ hellmouth, explode and make up & against the grain.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

February 18th @ Cactus Club

Friday February 18th @ the Cactus Club
w/ Hellmouth (ex-Suicide Machines)
Explode and Make Up (ex-88 Fingers Louie)
Against the Grain (Detroit)

We hope to have our new 7" available at the show.
See you there?

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Matt Gauck

Our friend, Matt Gauck, will be doing the art for our new 7". It's going to have a silkscreened cover & an 8 page booklet/insert, so he's going to be drawing a lot!

You may have seen some of the things he has done for Hyperrealist, To Live a Lie, Coke Bust, Robotic Empire, Microcosm Publishing, Comadre, Arctic Choke and many more.

Check out some of his art here:

There's more here & here.

Thanks in advance Matt. You rule.